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Barthes et l'objet: Vers un matérialisme du quotidien

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Translated title of the contributionBarthes and the Object: Towards a Materialism of the Everyday
Original languageFrench
Article number8
Pages (from-to)101-118
Number of pages17
Issue number1
PublishedJan 2022

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The object may not seem a dominant focus on the work of French literary critic and theorist Roland Barthes, focused as it is on textuality and signification. However there is a persistent topos which isolates objects as manifestations of the everyday (le quotidien) and situates them as the potential vectors of a sociality and of a materialism resistant to ideological capture.

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