African and Borneo beads : comparative analysis of semantic and semiotics

Ehimen,, Osakue Emmanuel (2008) African and Borneo beads : comparative analysis of semantic and semiotics. Masters thesis, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.

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Abstract

The purpose of this research is to present a comprehensive analysis of African and Borneo Beads, and unveil the various messages and roles beads played in these two communities. In understanding the roles of African and Borneo beads, relevant theories have been examined to outline the symbolic classification system observed to be prevalent between these two cultures. Studies of beads sign as cultural phenomena deals closely with social functions which review customs and structures through semantic and semiotic analysis of visual concept. There are various reasons why certain elements like forms, materials, colours and ornaments are used in certain beads in Africa and Borneo. The semantic interpretations of these elements as well as the semiotic analysis of beads symbols explain the significance, communication, expression and representations of beads in Africa and Borneo.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: UNIMAS, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Posatgaduate, Africa and Borneo Beads, Semantic, Semiotics
Subjects: A General Works > AC Collections. Series. Collected works
A General Works > AC Collections. Series. Collected works

H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Applied and Creative Arts
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2013 04:08
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2015 01:45
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/249

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