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


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.


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Authors and affiliations

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

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