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Critical Theory for Library and Information Science: by Gloria J. Leckie, Lisa M. Given, John E. Buschman

By Gloria J. Leckie, Lisa M. Given, John E. Buschman

This textual content offers an summary of significant severe theorists from throughout disciplines―including the arts, social sciences, and education―that discusses the significance of those serious views for the development of LIS examine and scholarship.

• A easy bibliography of the theorist's paintings follows each one subject presentation; a few chapters additionally contain works of serious observation at the theorist's writings

• Indexes of key words and ideas are supplied through the chapters

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At the iconographic level, of refers to the generic of Mary and the specific of, for example, Maria Lactens, and the about-ness refers to, for example, motherhood or Christianity. One has to keep in mind, as Shatford-Layne observes, „the range from generic to specific, from description to identification, can be more of a continuum than a dichotomy‰ (1). Although Shatford-Layne applies the model to art images in general, Panofsky presents a methodology that primarily allows interpretations of Renaissance art in light of philosophy, classical mythology, and general humanistic knowledge.

Le second moment fut celui de la science, ou du moins de la scientificité; and, 3. Le troisième moment est en effet celui du Texte‰; in the last section of this lecture, they are referred to as „lÊEspoir‰, „la Science‰ and „le Texte‰ (Barthes 1974, 39). In the concise mapping of the book, the corresponding phases are entitled „mythologie sociale,‰ „sémiologie,‰ and „textualité,‰ supplemented by the fifth and final „moralité‰. It should be noted that Barthes does not consider these phases in a strict chronological order without some overlap in the concepts.

His methodological tool is the play between the denotative and connotative systems. The denotative system represents the system, as the meaning of the sign is more or less intuitive. At the level of the connotative system the denotative system is, however, unmasked, because its ideological codes are exposed. This second level of signification deals, according to Barthes, with „fragments of an ideology. . These signifieds have a very close communication with culture, knowledge and history and it is through them, so to speak, that the environmental world [of the culture] invades the system [of representation]‰ (Barthes 1967b).

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