Roland Barthes was one of the most influential thinkers of the twentieth century, but why should the reader of today, or tomorrow, be concerned with him? Martin McQuillan provides a fresh perspective on Barthes, addressing his political and institutional inheritance and considering his work as the origins of a critical cultural studies.This stimulating study:* provides a biographical consideration of Barthes' writing* offers an extended reading of his 1957 text Mythologies as a text for our own time, drawing Barthes' work ...

Roland Barthes 2011, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke

ISBN-13: 9780333914571

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