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Journal of the International Association for Semiotic Studies / Revue de l'Association Internationale de Sémiotique

Editor-in-Chief: Danesi, Marcel

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Science in carnival: DNA and the iconic body

Monica Rector

Citation Information: Semiotica. Volume 2005, Issue 155, Pages 167–181, ISSN (Online) 1613-3692, ISSN (Print) 0037-1998, DOI: 10.1515/semi.2005.2005.155.1-4.167, October 2008

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The purpose of this paper is to discuss the symbolic and metaphoric representation of abstract concepts by the Samba Schools (Escolas-de-Sambas) of the main groups in the carnival parades of Rio de Janeiro (2004). I will focus mainly on the group Unidos da Tijuca that paraded science, emphasizing an extraordinary float that represented the creation of the world through DNA.

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