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X-Rated!: The Power of Mythic Symbolism in Popular Culture Marcel Danesi

X-Rated!: The Power of Mythic Symbolism in Popular Culture

Marcel Danesi

Published December 15th 2008
ISBN : 9780230610675
Hardcover
192 pages
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Many attack pop culture as a crude “sexual” and “celebrity-based” culture that is purportedly bringing about the end of moral values. Renowned semiotician Marcel Danesi adds his signature insight to the debate by delving deep into pop culture throughMoreMany attack pop culture as a crude “sexual” and “celebrity-based” culture that is purportedly bringing about the end of moral values. Renowned semiotician Marcel Danesi adds his signature insight to the debate by delving deep into pop culture through a consideration of symbols. Danesi’s treatment of letters, such as the X in “X-Rated,” the “i” in “iPod,” and other such symbols, reveals an ancient mythic structure that blends the sacred and profane dimensions of human psychic life. Danesi takes the reader on a remarkable exploration of the radical turns in American society, a society in which the search for pleasure and sexual expression often reign supreme. X-Rated! is a fascinating trip through what gives pop culture its secret appeal.