Circus as Multimodal Discourse: Performance, Meaning, and Ritual

Circus as Multimodal Discourse: Performance, Meaning, and Ritual

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Now available in paperback, this volume presents a theory of the circus as a secular ritual and introduces a method to analyze its performances as multimodal discourse.

The book's fifteen chapters cover the range of circus specialties (magic, domestic and wild animal training, acrobatics, and clowning) and provide examples to show how cultural meaning is produced, extended and amplified by circus performances. Bouissac is one of the world's leading authorities on… (more)

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Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic (October 11, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 288 pages

File size: 4.5 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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