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Bouissac, Paul

Works: 58 works in 272 publications in 7 languages and 6,562 library holdings
Genres: Encyclopedias  Reference works  Dictionaries  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, Illustrator, Director
Classifications: P99, 401.4103
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Publications about Paul Bouissac
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Most widely held works by Paul Bouissac
Saussure : a guide for the perplexed by Paul Bouissac( file )
17 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,338 libraries worldwide
Ferdinand de Saussure (1857-1913) is generally considered one of the main founders of modern linguistics and semiotics. The book that was derived from his teaching, the Course in General Linguistics, had a lasting impact on the intellectual life of the 20th century and remains today an object of debates and controversies. This Guide for the Perplexed introduces the reader to the ways in which Saussure developed his revolutionary insights on language in the context of the linguistics of his time. It also provides clear definitions and explanations of the basic notions that form the substance of his work, with relevant examples of how they apply to the understanding of language and other symbolic systems. The book demonstrates how Saussure's ideas have subsequently been used in the humanities and social sciences. It concludes by pointing to the continuing relevance of the theoretical and practical problems that were articulated by Saussure. This is the ideal book for those studying Saussure, structural linguistics or semantics and semiotics, offering a clear overview and explanation of all the key aspects of this fascinating linguist's work
Semiotics at the circus by Paul Bouissac( file )
14 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 1,262 libraries worldwide
What do circus performances communicate? They are rich in extreme skills and clever staging. They trigger strong emotions. They make beautiful sense. This book, which is grounded in the personal circus experience of the author, uses semiotics, pragmatics, and cultural studies to explain why we are irresistibly drawn to the circus
Encyclopedia of semiotics by Paul Bouissac( Book )
19 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 982 libraries worldwide
Publisher description: Three hundred entries by leading scholars in a variety of fields--from anthropology and literary theory to linguistics and philosophy--survey the study of signs and symbols in human culture. The articles cover key concepts, theories, theorists, schools, and issues in communications, cognition, and cultural theory. From introductions to Barthes and Bakhtin to analyses of gossip and myth, this is a valuable reference for students and scholars
Circus as multimodal discourse : performance, meaning and ritual by Paul Bouissac( file )
19 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 956 libraries worldwide
"This volume presents a theory of the circus as a secular ritual and introduces a method to analyze its performances as multimodal discourse. The book's twelve chapters cover the range of circus specialties (magic, domestic and wild animal training, acrobatics, and clowning) and provide examples to show how cultural meaning is produced, extended and amplified by circus performances. Throughout, it brings semiotics and ethnography to bear on the realm of the circus."--Back cover
Circus and culture : a semiotic approach by Paul Bouissac( Book )
21 editions published between 1976 and 1985 in English and Japanese and held by 535 libraries worldwide
La mesure des gestes. Prolégomènes à la sémiotique gestuelle by Paul Bouissac( Book )
26 editions published between 1900 and 1973 in 4 languages and held by 243 libraries worldwide
Encyclopedic dictionary of semiotics by Thomas A Sebeok( Book )
33 editions published between 1986 and 1994 in English and held by 213 libraries worldwide
Provides the most complete and informative semiotics research tool of its kind in existence. The work includes entries written by some of the greatest theorists in the field, including Umberto Eco and Thomas A. Sebeok. The original entries have been updated with the latest bibliographic references, supplementing each entry with invaluable resources on current literature. The new entries cover areas of interest which have evolved over the last two decades, such as the internet and virtual reality, bringing this classic reference work into the 21st century
Iconicity : essays on the nature of culture : festschrift for Thomas A. Sebeok on his 65th birthday ( Book )
15 editions published in 1986 in 3 languages and held by 199 libraries worldwide
The semiotics of clowns and clowning : rituals of transgression and the theory of laughter by Paul Bouissac( Book )
9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 168 libraries worldwide
In this book, Paul Bouissac, pioneer and master of the scientific approach to circus arts, demonstrates in a complete and brilliant way, by semiotic, anthropological and cognitive approaches, how the clowning art is a multimodal and complex act of communication, which produces laughter and sense through cognitive and cultural constructions shared by artists and spectators. THE definitive reference to understand clowning
How do we imagine the past? : on metaphorical thought, experientiality and imagination in archaeology by Dragos Gheorghiu( Book )
5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 100 libraries worldwide
Les demoiselles by Paul Bouissac( Book )
8 editions published in 1970 in French and held by 59 libraries worldwide
The Language of War Monuments by Paul Bouissac( file )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
This book analyses war monuments by developing a multimodal social-semiotic approach to understand how they communicate as three-dimensional objects. The book provides a practical tool-kit approach to how critical multimodal social semiotics should be done through visual, textual and material analysis. It ties this material analysis into the social and political contexts of production. Using examples across the 20th and 21st century the book's chapters offer a way of analysing the way that monument designers have used specific semiotic choices in terms of things like iconography, objects, shap
Music as multimodal discourse : semiotics, power and protest by Lyndon C. S Way( file )
1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
We communicate multimodally. Everyday communication involves not only words, but gestures, images, videos, sounds and of course, music. Music has traditionally been viewed as a separate object that we can isolate, discuss, perform and listen to. However, much of music's power lies in its use as multimodal communication. It is not just lyrics which lend songs their meaning, but images and musical sounds as well. This book considers musical sound as multimodal communication, examining the interacting meaning potential of sonic aspects such as rhythm, instrumentation, pitch, tonality, melody and their interrelationships with text, image and other modes. This draws upon and extends the conceptual territory occupied by social semiotics. In so doing, this book brings together research from scholars to explore questions around how we communicate through musical discourse, and in the discourses of music. Methods in this collection are drawn from critical discourse analysis, social semiotics and music studies to expose both the function and semiotic potential of the various modes used in songs and other musical texts
The meaning of the circus : the communicative experience of cult, art, and awe by Paul Bouissac( file )
2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
This book documents and discusses the meaning(s) of the creative process at play in the crafting and staging of circus acts. It highlights the experience of circus artists as their skills develop and mature into public performances that create aesthetic and emotional values in the modern economy of live spectacles. It scrutinizes the meaning that circus acts produce for the spectators and for the artists themselves who live this process from the inside. This is a book for those studying semiotics and wanting to see it applied to a real life milieu in accessible and passionate prose. The Meaning of the Circus is grounded on the personal experience of Professor Paul Bouissac as both a circus entrepreneur and a researcher with decades of primary material on the significance of past and contemporary circus acts. It is based on substantial accounts provided by many men and women who have agreed to share the challenges, joys, and anxieties of their life as artists. Personal and rigorous, it contributes to the hermeneutics of the circus arts by adding existential depth to the production and reception of their performances
Le cirque en images by Marthe Vesque( Book )
5 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in French and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Strip-tease de madame Bovary : roman by Paul Bouissac( Book )
3 editions published in 2004 in French and held by 21 libraries worldwide
The Cambridge companion to Saussure by Carol Sanders( file )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
With contributions by specialists in each field, this comprehensive and accessible guide creates a unique picture of the lasting importance of Ferdinand de Saussure's thought
Empirical paradigms in semiotics ( Book )
4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Prehistoric signs ( Book )
6 editions published in 1994 in English and German and held by 12 libraries worldwide
The timeless tools of time : circus performances revisited by Paul Bouissac( Book )
4 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
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Bouissac, Paul
Bouissac, Paul A.R. 1934-
Bouissac, Paul Antoine R. 1934-
Bouissac, Paul Antoine Rene
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