Ricardo Miranda Zúñiga

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Authorities Utilizing Signifier – Che

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Sitting at the window of the Washington Commons in Prospect Heights / Crown Heights a few weeks ago, I couldn’t help but notice an undercover cop heading out wearing a Che Guevara t-shirt.  Generally, it would only be an amused observation, but I happen to be re-visting Barthes and reading Catherine Belsey’s Poststructuralism, A Very Short Introduction, so I just had to take a picture to capture the moment.

Che is cool

Undercover police prepare for a night at work.

As Belsey puts it “Postmodernism celebrates the capability of the signifier itself to create new forms and new rules.”

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July 7th, 2009 at 8:32 pm

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