Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Show Summary Details

Lotman, Juri

Culture and Explosion

Ed. by Grishakova, Marina

Transl. by Clark, Wilma

Series:Semiotics, Communication and Cognition [SCC] 1

DE GRUYTER MOUTON

    149,95 € / $210.00 / £26.99*

    eBook (PDF)
    Publication Date:
    September 2009
    Copyright year:
    2009
    ISBN
    978-3-11-021847-3
    See all formats and pricing
    More options …

    Overview

    Aims and Scope

    Culture and Explosion, now appearing in English for the very first time, is the final book written by the legendary semiotician Juri Lotman. Originally published in Russian in 1992, a year before Lotman's death, the volume puts forth a fundamental theory: the semiotics of culture. Proceeding from a model of communication, Lotman extends the work of the renowned Tartu-Moscow school that he founded, showing not only how culture can be observed and described, but also how it can be governed and guided. In fact, as Lotman demonstrates with copious examples, the modelling system of culture has an immeasurably strong influence on the way that humans experience "reality". As usual, Lotman's erudition is brought to bear on the theory of culture, and the book comprises a host of well-chosen illustrations from history, literature, art and right across the humanities.

    The book is of interest to students and researchers in semiotics, cultural/literary studies and Russian studies, as well as anyone with an interest in understanding contemporary intellectual life.

    Supplementary Information

    Details

    xxxix, 195 pages
    DE GRUYTER MOUTON
    Language:
    English
    Type of Publication:
    Monograph
    Keyword(s):
    Semiotics; Culture Studies

    MARC record

    MARC record for eBook

    request permissions

    More ...

    Juri Lotman (†); Marina Grishakova, University of Tartu, Estonia; Wilma Clark, London Knowledge Lab, UK.

    More by Grishakova, Marina:

    Comments (0)

    Please log in or register to comment.
    Log in