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Barthes and Lotman: Ideology vs culture
Barthes and Lotman: Ideology vs culture

Author(s): Patrick Sériot
Subject(s): Semiology, Structuralism and Post-Structuralism, Marxism
Published by: Tartu Ülikooli Kirjastus
Keywords: structuralism; Marxism; myth; semiotics;

Summary/Abstract: Despite both being great names in semiotics, Roland Barthes and Juri Lotman have more differences than they share similarities – not only because of their different political and historico-cultural environments, but also because they do not have the same object of study: it is ‘ideology’ for Barthes, and ‘culture’ for Lotman. Thus, there is no intellectual common ground between them, yet comparing them can lead us to a more important question: what is semiotics, and what has structuralism to do with it?

  • Issue Year: 44/2016
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 402-414
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: English