Barthes basically invented what we think of as cultural criticism: he was the first really first-rate intellectual to tell us what our most mundane pop culture actually means. For decades, however, only part of “Mythologies” was available in English. Its recent rerelease in a new and (for the first time) complete translation gives us an excuse not only to reread the book but also to consider some of the larger questions it raises, nearly 60 years later...

How Roland Barthes Gave Us the TV Recap

'how roland barthes gave us the tv recap' - sam anderson, 2012 [nytimes article]

Roland Barthes discussing "Mythologies" on French television. (In French)

Roland Barthes re: Mythologies. Interview on Lectures pour tous - All rights INA.

Roland Barthes - Mythologies. While still considered a structuralist. So many years later this is still a great book for understanding how context can help broaden and deepen interpretation.

Barthes Mythologies

While still considered a structuralist. So many years later this is still a great book for understanding how context can help broaden and deepen interpretation.

"For another generation caught in the idiocies and contradictions of its moment, these essays reveal how an acutely intelligent and sensitive mind can write its way through and set its own poise against them." http://nyr.kr/JidFKr

Roland Barthes: Myths We Don’t Outgrow

An Animated Introduction to Roland Barthes’s Mythologies and How He Used Semiotics to Decode Popular Culture

An Animated Introduction to Roland Barthes’s Mythologies and How He Used Semiotics to Decode Popular Culture Open Culture

In the second of his series on Roland Barthes, political theorist Andrew Robinson presents the French author's theory of myths.

An A to Z of Theory Roland Barthes’s Mythologies: A Critical Theory of Myths

"[One] can conceive of very ancient myths, but there are no eternal ones; for it is human history which converts reality into speech, and it alone rules the life and death of mythical language."

Mythologies by Roland Barthes as always great philosophy!

Roland Barthes’s Mythologies: Naturalisation, Politics and everyday life

In the third of his series on the French thinker, political theorist Andrew Robinson continues his exploration of Barthes' Mythologies.

Roland Barthes, Mythologies: The Complete Edition (New Translation) | A Piece of Monologue: Literature, Philosophy, Criticism

Mythologies: The Complete Edition, in a New Translation: Roland Barthes

How to Read the Signs in the News - Roland Barthes The work of French philosopher Roland Barthes (1915-1980) is difficult, slippery, whimsical - it calls on us to read the world around us as a series of texts. He would have seen the TV screen as a cultural text - there to be read, interpreted, decoded.  Brazilian cartoonist Carlos Latuff narrates this video.

An Animated Introduction to Roland Barthes’s Mythologies and How He Used Semiotics to Decode Popular Culture

Mythologies, Roland Barthes : Ce volume contient l’intégralité du texte des Mythologies et environ 120 illustrations

Mythologies, Roland Barthes : Ce volume contient l’intégralité du texte des Mythologies et environ 120 illustrations

Roland-Barthes

55 years ago Roland Barthes considered the importance of plastic and what it meant, as a substance and a symbol.

Mythologies by Roland Barthes

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