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LINGUIST List 23.5350

Wed Dec 19 2012

Books: Semiotics of Religion: Yelle

Editor for this issue: Rebekah McClure <rebekahlinguistlist.org>

Date: 18-Dec-2012
From: Ellena Moriarty <Ellena.moriartybloomsbury.com>
Subject: Semiotics of Religion: Yelle
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Title: Semiotics of Religion
Subtitle: Signs of the Sacred in History
Series Title: Advances in Semiotics

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Bloomsbury Linguistics (formerly Continuum Linguistics)
http://www.continuumbooks.com


Book URL: http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/semiotics-of-religion-9781441104199/


Author: Robert A Yelle

Hardback: ISBN: 1441142827 9781441142825 Pages: 256 Price: U.K. £ 75.00
Paperback: ISBN: 1441104194 9781441104199 Pages: 256 Price: U.K. £ 24.99


Abstract:

Following the heyday of Lévi-Straussian structuralism in the 1970s-80s, little
attention has been paid by scholars of religion to semiotics. Semiotics of
Religion reassesses key semiotic theories in the light of religious data.
Yelle examines the semiotics of religion from structural and historical
perspectives, drawing on Peircean linguistic anthropology, Jakobsonian
poetics, comparative religion and several theological traditions. This book
pays particular attention to the transformation of religious symbolism under
modernization and the rise of a culture of the printed book.

Building from the legacy of structuralism while interrogating several key
doctrines of that movement, Semiotics of Religion both introduces the field to
a new generation and charts a course for future research.

'This book is vast in scope, deep in implications, and admirably clear and
forthright in exposition.The study of religion has needed a work of this kind,
which brings together several research traditions and pushes the resulting
synthesis in new directions.The result is an agenda-setting project of huge
ambition.' - Webb Keane, University of Michigan, USA.




Linguistic Field(s): Semiotics
Sociolinguistics


Written In: English (eng)

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