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Engaging ideas, transforming minds
Marcel danesi

Marcel Danesi is Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Toronto, and holds an appointment at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education as professor and researcher in bilingual education. Danesi is the author of some of CSPI’s most prominent and engaging texts, including Linguistic Anthropology (2012); Geeks, Goths, and Gangstas (2010); and Messages, Signs and Meanings (2004). Danesi has published hundreds of books on language, semiotics, and puzzles, as well as language manuals for the study of Italian and Spanish; he is editor-in-chief of Semiotica, the official journal of the International Association for Semiotic Studies. In 1998, Danesi was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and his work has been featured in The New York Times, the Toronto Star, and Psychology Today. A guest on several broadcast outlets, including National Public Radio; Danesi writes 1950s-inspired music and plays the piano for his rock ’n roll band, The Semiotones.

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2017 from flappers to rappers cvr
  • February 2018
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From Flappers to Rappers

The Origins, Evolution, and Demise of Youth Culture
Marcel Danesi
Adopting a historical-critical perspective, From Flappers to Rappers traces the origins of youth in the Roa...
2010 geeks, goths, and gangstas cvr
  • October 2010
  • 9781551303727
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Geeks, Goths, and Gangstas

Youth Culture and the Evolution of Modern Society
Marcel Danesi
The world changed in 1956, permanently.So says Marcel Danesi in this exciting new history of youth culture ...
2008 language society and culture cvr
  • August 2008
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Language, Society, and Culture

Introducing Anthropological Linguistics
Marcel Danesi
Language is the core of human culture - anthropologists have always put it at the centre of their agenda. S...
2008 language society culture activity cvr
  • August 2008
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Language, Society, and Culture: Exercise and Activity Manual

Marcel Danesi
Written to accompany Language, Society, and Culture: Introducing Anthropological Linguistics, this comprehe...
2012 linguistic anthropology cvr
  • August 2012
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Linguistic Anthropology

A Brief Introduction
Marcel Danesi
Anthropologists have always put language at the centre of their agenda. So too have linguists. Anthropologi...
2004 messages signs and meanings cvr
  • March 2004
  • 9781551302508
  • $59.95 Print

Messages, Signs, and Meaning, 3rd Edition

A Basic Textbook in Semiotics and Communication Theory
Marcel Danesi
Messages, Signs, and Meanings can be used directly in introductory courses in semiotics, communications, me...