Representing the Social World

Here is the study guide for week one (and pasted below). I have posted the Hall reading for Thu on the ‘Schedule’ page, and will be posting the rest of the readings shortly.



Key concepts:

  • Culture


  • Ritual model of communication


  • Systems of representation (1 & 2)


  • Sign: iconic and indexical


  • Codes


  • Theories of representation: reflective, intentional, constructionist


  • Language


  • Social construction


  • Sign systems: signifier and signified


  • Langue and Parole


  • Semiotics


  • Genre


  • Denotation and connotation


  • Myth

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