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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 24.95
Human beings have constantly told stories, presented events and placed the world into narrative form. This activity suggests a very basic way of looking at the world, yet, this book argues, even the most seemingly simple of stories is embedded in a complex network of relations. Paul Cobley traces these relations, considering the ways in which humans... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2001; US$ 35.95
Edited by communications specialist Paul Cobley, this Routledge Companion it has ten introductory essays written by pace-setting figures in the field. These are followed by over 200 A-Z entries which cover: *key concepts such as abduction, code, modelling, philology and syntax *key individuals: Bakhtin, Chomsky, Peirce, Saussure, Sebeok and others... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 45.00
What is the American thriller? Has it developed over time? What was it like in the past? This is a book about thrillers and gaining knowledge of what American thrillers were like in a specific period - the 1970s. Analysing seventies texts about crime, police, detectives, corruption, paranoia and revenge, The American Thriller aims to open debates... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 35.95
The Routledge Companion to Semiotics provides the ideal introduction to semiotics, containing engaging essays from an impressive range of international leaders in the field. Topics covered include: the history, development, and uses of semiotics key theorists, including Saussure, Peirce and Sebeok crucial and contemporary... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 135.00
This classic text has been substantially rewritten. Narrative explores a range of written, spoken, literary and non-literary narratives. It shows what systematic attention to language can reveal about the narratives themselves, their tellers, and those to whom they are addressed. New material includes sections on gendered narrative, film narrative... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 22.95
This comprehensive, accessible guidebook traces the ways in which human beings have used narrative to make sense of time, space and identity over the centuries. Particular attention is given to: * early narrative, from Hellenic and Hebraic * the rise of the novel * realist representation * imperialism and narrative * modernism and cinema * postmodern... more...
- De Gruyter 2013; US$ 210.00
Thishandbook offers an overview of the diversity of perspectives on communication: including perspectives from biology, sociality, economics, norms& human development. The scope of the contributions is global, and the volume is relevant to both the empirical and philosophical traditions in human sciences. This is also an introduction to the multi-volume... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 64.99
Today, arguably more than at any time in the past, media are the key players in contributing to what defines reality for the citizens of Europe and beyond. This book provides an introduction to the way that the media occupy such a position of prominence in contemporary human existence. This expanded and fully updated third edition of the bestselling... more...
- De Gruyter 2011; US$ 154.00
A fully-fledged doctrine of signs, with many horizons for the future, was the result of Thomas A. Sebeok's work in the twentieth century. This volume, using the testimonies of key witnesses and participants in the semiotic project, offers a picture of how Sebeok, through his development of knowledge of endosemiotics, phytosemiotics, biosemiotics and... more...