The History of the Kiss!: The Birth of Popular Culture

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Springer, 5 déc. 2013 - 179 pages
How and when did the kiss become a vital sign of romance and love? In this wide-ranging book, pop culture expert Marcel Danesi takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the history of the kiss, from poetry and painting to movies and popular songs, and argues that its romantic incarnation signaled the birth of popular culture.
 

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Table des matières

1 The Popular Origins of the Kiss
1
2 The Kiss in Symbol Ritual and Myth
26
3 The Kiss in Stories Real and Fictional
49
4 The Kiss in Images
76
5 The Kiss in Songs
97
6 The Kiss Goes to the Movies
116
7 The Kiss in the Internet Age
143
Notes
159
Index
172
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Marcel Danesi is Director of the Program in Semiotics and Communication Theory and Professor of Linguistic Anthropology at the University of Toronto, Canada. He is the author of many books, including Of Cigarettes, High Heels, and Other Interesting Things; X-Rated! The Power of Mythic Symbolism in Popular Culture ; and The History of the Kiss: The Birth of Popular Culture . He was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1998, founded a research center (Center for Communication and Information Sciences), and is the Editor in Chief of Semiotica. Danesi's work has been featured in the New York Times, Toronto Star, and Psychology Today, among other print publications, and he has been a guest on broadcast outlets such as National Public Radio.

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