Everything you need to understand or teach Mythologies by Roland Barthes.
This short but intellectually dense book examines contemporary mythology from two distinct perspectives. Specific manifestations of the relationship between myth and popular culture are explored in the series of short essays making up Section 1. Section 2 consists of a lengthy essay examining and defining, from the author's personal perspective, the general ways in which myths function and are defined.
Mythologies is written in two sections. The first consists of a series of essays on myths and the use of the mythic language associated with a diverse range of images in popular culture. In an introduction, the author writes that these essays were written, one a month, over a period of approximately two years. He also writes that the essays grew out of "a feeling of impatience at the sight of the 'naturalness' with which newspapers, art and common-sense constantly dress up a reality ... undoubtedly determined by history."...
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