• Kitsch and the Danger of Guilty Pleasures – Pt 2
    Please see part 1 of the blog.Adorno's main concern in regard to kitsch is with the social aspect of history, and more importantly with the lives people are living in the present. He explains how, when kitsch is employed, the “social moment” becomes formed through it: "by serving up past formal entities as contemporary, [kitsch] […]
  • Kitsch and the Danger of Guilty Pleasures – Pt 1
    Guilty Pleasures was instigated by the BBC radio DJ Sean Rowley. Whilst beginning as a radio show, and then producing compilation CDs, it became a popular clubnight throughout the UK in the noughties. As a music style it was concerned with music that the listener likes but is not approved of, music that might be […]
  • Why Does She Stand on One Leg?
    A Semiological Analysis of the Chambord Flamingo AdvertYou can watch the advert here - Best Ads On TV - or read the description below. Please scroll down for the semiological critique itself.Brief Description of AdvertThe Chambord advert opens with the single leg of a women next to that of a flamingo. The next two frames […]


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