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The Semiotics of X [electronic resource] : chiasmus, cognition and extreme body memory

The Semiotics of X [electronic resource] : chiasmus, cognition and extreme body memory

Material type
E-Book(소장)
Personal Author
Pelkey, Jamin R., 1974-.
Title Statement
The Semiotics of X [electronic resource] : chiasmus, cognition and extreme body memory / Jamin Pelkey.
Publication, Distribution, etc
London ;   New York :   Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc,   2017.  
Physical Medium
1 online resource (xvi, 264 p.).
Series Statement
Bloomsbury advances in Semiotics ;20
ISBN
9781474273855 (electronic bk.) 1474273858 (electronic bk.) 9781474273824 1474273823 9781474273831 (ePub)
요약
The X figure is ubiquitous in contemporary culture, but attempts to explain our fixation with X are rare. This book argues that the origins and meanings of X go far beyond alphabets and archetypes to remembered feelings of body movements - movements best typified in the performance of "spread-eagle" as a posture or gesture. These body memories are then projected onto other patterns and dynamics to help us make sense of the world. The argument is accomplished using a blend of insights from linguistic anthropology, cognitive linguistics, rhetoric culture and process semiotics to bring together revealing clues from languages, cultures and thinkers around the world. Chief among the uses and experiences of X are its tendencies to involve us in surprising reversals and blends. In ancient times the X-pattern was discussed as "chiasmus", a figure which, according to Maurice Merleau-Ponty, informs the most basic elements of our bodily experience, calling into question polarized dichotomies such as subject versus object. Pushed to extremes, presumed opposites like these tend to reverse suddenly. Likewise, blended experiences of our bodily extremities - arms and legs, toes and fingers, hands and feet - provide a plausible source of grounding for unique human abilities like analogy and double-scope conceptual integration.
General Note
Title from e-Book title page.  
Content Notes
Paleo-gesture and the Vitruvian man -- Spread-eagle in sports and torture -- Spread-eagle brand marks -- Through the hourglass -- Semiotic squares and double-binds -- Foot fingers and arm thighs -- XXX: All alone in the solipsistic crowd -- XOXOXO: Figure meets ground.
Bibliography, Etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Issued also as a book.  
Subject Added Entry-Topical Term
Semiotics --Social aspects. Visual communication --Social aspects. Nonverbal communication --Social aspects. Signs and symbols --Social aspects. Language and culture. Anthropological linguistics.
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Table of Contents

Paleo-gesture and the Vitruvian man -- Spread-eagle in sports and torture -- Spread-eagle brand marks -- Through the hourglass -- Semiotic squares and double-binds -- Foot fingers and arm thighs -- XXX: All alone in the solipsistic crowd -- XOXOXO: Figure meets ground.

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