- Hardcover: 306 pages
- Publisher: Mouton de Gruyter (May 18, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 311019046X
- ISBN-13: 978-3110190465
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,309,406 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Communication Games: The Semiotic Foundation of Culture
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Over the past twenty years the insights of semiotics have inspired and guided research across the whole spectrum of the humanities - from anthropology to queer theory, from literary history to film studies, from philosophy to art history. Yet with time the imbalances and fault lines within the original core of semiotic theory have also emerged, or half emerged. Neiva names and defines a set of problems that semiotics must finally resolve - before the whole engine runs out of steam. A daring, inventive, passionately original book, this is essential reading for everyone concerned with culture, signs, meanings, subjects. --Norman Bryson
Blending social history with evolutionary biology, Eduardo Neiva shows how sexual selection impacts cultural practice through complex communicative exchange. Debunking conventional explanations of cultural development, the author employs a massive body of evidence ranging from the bloody battlegrounds of ancient conflict to the technologically-driven terrain of contemporary life to fashion an intriguing argument. --James Lull, San Jose State University
About the Author
Eduardo Neiva, University of Alabama, Birmingham, USA.
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