|aRoland Barthes :|bor the profession of cultural studies /|cMartin McQuillan.
|aRoland Barthes, or the profession of cultural studies
|aProfession of cultural studies
|aLondon :|bPalgrave Macmillan|c2011.
|aix, 194 p. ;|c22 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references (p. 181-190) and index.
|aR.B. : bio-bibliography -- Reading Roland Barthes in a time of terror -- An answer to the question : what is cultural studies?
|a"Roland Barthes was one of the most influential thinkers of the twentieth century, but why should the reader of today, or tomorrow, be concerned with him? Martin McQuillan provides a fresh perspective on Barthes, addressing his political and institutional inheritance and considering his work as the origin of critical cultural studies. This stimulating study: provides a biographical consideration of Barthes' writing; offers an extended reading of his 1957 text 'Mythologies' as a text for our own time, drawing Barthes' work into a historical relation to the present; examines his connection to what we call cultural studies; features an annotated bibliography of Barthes' published work. Thought-provoking and insightful, 'Roland Barthes' is essential reading for anyone who is interestd in the writings of this key theorist and his continuing relevance in our post-9/11 world"--Publisher's description, p.  of cover.
This book explores Barthes’ work and significance today. It opens out Barthes’ writing through a series of reading strategies, themselves indebted to him. The book deals with Barthes on art, architecture, literature, film, history, philosophy, love, food and wrestling, covering diverse texts on Michelet, de Sade, James Bond and the Marx brothers.