272 pages | 24 B/W Illus.
Critical Global Semiotics: Understanding Sustainable Transformational Citizenship incorporates powerful unifying frameworks which make explicit a developing global consciousness. It explores transdisciplinary ‘common wealth’ through focus on multimodality, media and metaphor, testing two universally-applicable humanitarian frameworks: Critical Realism (CR), and Systemic Functional Semiotics (SFS).
Every day Global Citizens encounter an overwhelming host of genre and sub-genre, emergent semantic triangles, evolving semiotic trinity. Embodying philosophy, incorporating active engagement, this book addresses the political-economy and cultural-politics of diverse domains. Challenging daily drama, performative dharma, twenty-four analysts from thirteen countries present current issues in Anthropology, Architecture, Dance, Feminism, Film, Health, Law, Management, Medicine, Music, Politics, Pharmaceuticals, Sociology, Sustainability Education and Urban Development.
The book’s integrative, unifying foundations will be of interest to researchers, academics and post-graduate students in the fields of linguistics, semiotics and critical realist philosophy, as well as to policy makers, curriculum developers and civil society.
Dr Maureen Ellis
Chapter 1. What is a global citizen? A contribution from cognitive semiotics
Professor Per Aage Brandt
Chapter 2. The Maternal Gift Economy
Chapter 3. Sustaining Sadhana: Shifting Significations of Indian Dance, and the Culture Industry
Dr Mythili Anoop
Chapter 4. Vision and Division in Performance: A Semiotic Perspective
Professor Paul Barker
Chapter 5. Political Economy and Cultural Politics of International Trade and Climate Change Negotiations
Dr Kishor Dere
Chapter 6. Citizenship between identity and alterity: a semioethic analysis of the European Constitution
Professor Susan Petrilli
Chapter 7. Layers of Meanings in Our Landscapes: Hiding in Full View
Associate Professor Sandra Wooltorton, ARC Chief Investigator Leonard Collard, Dr Pierre Horwitz
Chapter 8. Challenges of Architectural Education in Mexico: Facing the Clash between Globalization and Local Realities
Anne K. Kurjenoja, Edwin Gonzalez-Meza, and Melissa Schumacher-González
Chapter 9. The Future of Regeneration: Art and the Politics of Space in the Redevelopment of Nantou Old Town
Dr Li Xiaoyu and Dr Cheng-Wen Huang
Chapter 10. Semiotics and a Critical Realist Approach to Film Biography
Dr Stefan Mahorney-Childress
Chapter 11. Criticizing and Legitimizing Patent Monopolies: The Struggle over Hepatitis C Medicines in Brazil’s Digital Universe
Dr Matthew B. Flynn and Dr Eric O. Silva
Chapter12. Emergence and use of the term ‘countering violent extremism’ in the context of Iraq
Dr Victoria Lindsay
Chapter 13. New-age Child Labour in Turkey: Child Influencers on YouTube
Dr Gül Esra Atalay
Chapter 14. A multimodal social semiotic approach to patient-centred communication: authorial stance in student-designed artefacts.
Dr Rachel Weiss and Dr Arlene Archer
Chapter 15. A round peg into a square hole: transdisciplinary sustainability education in a modular mass education system.
Dr Alison J. Greig
Chapter 16. Next Generation Sustainability Leadership in Global Higher Education
Dr Wendy M. Purcell
Dr Maureen Ellis