Representation: Cultural Representations and Signifying Practices, Ed Stuart Hall, 1997

Representation: Cultural Representations and Signifying Practices, Ed Stuart Hall, 1997

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This broad-ranging text offers a comprehensive outline of how visual images, language and discourse work as `systems of representation’.

Individual chapters explore: representation as a signifying practice in a rich diversity of social contexts and institutional sites; the use of photography in the construction of national identity and culture; other cultures in ethnographic museums; fantasies of the racialized `Other’ in popular media, film and image; the construction of masculine identities in discourses of consumer culture and advertising; and the gendering of narratives in television soap operas.

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