The History of the Kiss!

The Birth of Popular Culture

  • Marcel┬áDanesi

Part of the Semiotics and Popular Culture book series (SEMPC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Marcel Danesi
    Pages 1-25
  3. Marcel Danesi
    Pages 27-47
  4. Marcel Danesi
    Pages 49-75
  5. Marcel Danesi
    Pages 77-95
  6. Marcel Danesi
    Pages 97-115
  7. Marcel Danesi
    Pages 117-141
  8. Marcel Danesi
    Pages 143-158
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 159-179

About this book

Introduction

How and when did the kiss become a vital sign of romance and love? In this wide-ranging book, pop culture expert Marcel Danesi takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the history of the kiss, from poetry and painting to movies and popular songs, and argues that its romantic incarnation signaled the birth of popular culture.

Keywords

culture Internet Nation Ritual Romanticism

Authors and affiliations

  • Marcel┬áDanesi
    • 1
  1. 1.University of TorontoCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137376855
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2013
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Media & Culture Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-37684-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-37685-5
  • About this book