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.

WEEK 1

 

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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