Essays about: "Semiotics"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 135 essays containing the word Semiotics.

  1. 1. PICTURES AT AN ELECTION A visual semiotic analysis of Swedish political parties’ visual communication in the 2018 election

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Axel Karlsson; [2020-01-27]
    Keywords : Sweden; political communication; visual communication; political parties; visual semiotics; election posters; Facebook; social media;

    Abstract : The following thesis utilizes visual social semiotic analysis in order to investigate the usage of images by Swedish political parties during the election campaign to the Swedish Riksdag of 2018. Visual semiotics is used to identify the themes and the visual methodology used in images in election posters before comparing these to posts made by the parties on Facebook the week preceding the election in 2018 in order to ascertain whether there were differences in said themes and methodology in the posters compared to the Facebook posts or not. READ MORE

  2. 2. Every Body in its Place : The reproduction of inequality by way of education in Metropolis and Snowpiercer 

    University essay from Södertörns högskola/Lärarutbildningen

    Author : Ebbe Bjelkendal; [2020]
    Keywords : Ideology; ideological state apparatuses; pedagogic action; pedagogic authority; science fiction; corporatism; neoliberalism;

    Abstract : With increasing inequality in the world, having knowledge about the apparatuses maintaining unequal social structures is important. Utopian and dystopian science fiction films are a good source for analysis of social structures, due to their inherent interest in social critique and the role of semiotics in the spreading of ideology. READ MORE

  3. 3. The Viability of Orwell's Newspeak : through the theory of Saussurean semiotics

    University essay from Högskolan Kristianstad/Fakulteten för lärarutbildning

    Author : Jennifer Lidfors Andersson; [2020]
    Keywords : Structuralism; semiotics; Saussure; Newspeak; 1984; Orwell; sign; linguistic community;

    Abstract : Set in the totalitarian society of Oceania, George Orwell’s 1984 illustrates how a government can exert complete control over its citizens through surveillance, manipulation, and more central to this essay, language. By employing a structuralist framework based on Ferdinand de Saussure’s research on semiotics and the system of language, this essay investigates the viability of Newspeak as a language. READ MORE

  4. 4. Forever young : A study of the correspondence between sculptures of Aphrodite and Venus and the female physical ideal in ancient literature

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för arkeologi och antik historia

    Author : Tobias Krönström; [2020]
    Keywords : Venus; Aphrodite; beauty; sculpture; beauty ideals;

    Abstract : This study aims to explore how the goddesses of beauty Aphrodite and Venus were portrayed in sculpture in comparison to physical beauty, as attested in ancient texts. The study uses iconography and iconology to analyse the sculptures and semiotics to analyse the ancient texts. READ MORE

  5. 5. Constructing 'the Other': A Study of Cultural Representation in English Language Textbooks

    University essay from Malmö universitet/Lärande och samhälle

    Author : Johanna Ivanoff; Amanda Andersson; [2020]
    Keywords : English Language Textbooks; ELT; cultural representation; Critical Discourse Analysis; CDA; Visual Semiotics; Circles of World Englishes; the hidden curriculum; hegemonic discourses; imagined communities; Orientalism; the Other ;

    Abstract : Educational textbooks have the power to influence pupils’ perception of the world. In the subject of English, this specifically concerns learning about cultures in different parts of the world where English is used. READ MORE