Publication Date: December 1, 2014
Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
Page Number: 176
When I started reading this in 2017, I didn’t think it would take me this long to finish it. I must have been missing my days of being in school. This book deals with semiotics, which is another word for signs and its processes. Semiotics is often associated with sociological and anthropological thought, but it crosses into other fields too. You aren’t going to read this book for an in-depth study of semiotics. There are much lengthier books out there and probably not as quick of a read compared to this book (unless you’re talking about me). The illustrations break up the main reading so if you’re looking for a book with easy stopping points, they are plentiful. It’s basically good while you’re waiting for your doctor, for your train to arrive, for your dinner to cook, or for your child’s karate class to be done. If you’ve read any material regarding sociology including its theories, then you will probably be drawn to this book. If you like to learn new things, then you will probably like this book. If you like to use emojis, but don’t care about the significance of their universality or as a form of communication, then this probably isn’t the book for you. No need to worry because there are other topics to pick from such as psychology, capitalism, consciousness, literary criticism, romanticism, and the ever popular topic called American politics. Enjoy.
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