Coverart for item
The Resource Mimicry and Meaning: Structure and Semiotics of Biological Mimicry, by Timo Maran, (electronic resource)

Mimicry and Meaning: Structure and Semiotics of Biological Mimicry, by Timo Maran, (electronic resource)

Label
Mimicry and Meaning: Structure and Semiotics of Biological Mimicry
Title
Mimicry and Meaning: Structure and Semiotics of Biological Mimicry
Statement of responsibility
by Timo Maran
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The present book analyses critically the tripartite mimicry model (consisting of the mimic, model and receiver species) and develops semiotic tools for comparative analysis. It is proposed that mimicry has a double structure where sign relations in communication are in constant interplay with ecological relations between species. Multi-constructivism and toolbox-like conceptual methods are advocated for, as these allow taking into account both the participants{u2019} Umwelten as well as cultural meanings related to specific mimicry cases. From biosemiotic viewpoint, mimicry is a sign relation, where deceptively similar messages are perceived, interpreted and acted upon. Focusing on living subjects and their communication opens up new ways to understand mimicry. Such view helps to explain the diversity of mimicry as well as mimicry studies and treat these in a single framework. On a meta-level, a semiotic view allows critical reflection on the use of mimicry concept in modern biology. The author further discusses interpretations of mimicry in contemporary semiotics, analyses mimicry as communicative interaction, relates mimicry to iconic signs and focuses on abstract resemblances in mimicry. Theoretical discussions are illustrated with detailed excursions into practical mimicry cases in nature (brood parasitism, eyespots, myrmecomorphy, etc.). The book concludes with a conviction that mimicry should be treated in a broader semiotic-ecological context as it presumes the existence of ecological codes and other sign conventions in the ecosystem
Member of
Is part of
Image bit depth
0
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Biosemiotics,
Series volume
16
Mimicry and Meaning: Structure and Semiotics of Biological Mimicry, by Timo Maran, (electronic resource)
Label
Mimicry and Meaning: Structure and Semiotics of Biological Mimicry, by Timo Maran, (electronic resource)
Link
http://libproxy.rpi.edu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-50317-2
Publication
Related Contributor
Related Location
Related Agents
Related Authorities
Related Subjects
Related Items
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1 Biosemiotics of mimicry: introductory notes -- 2 First excursion: the history of the mimicry concept -- 3 The structure of mimicry -- 4 Semiotics of mimicry -- 5 Iconicity and mimicry -- 6 Second excursion: importance of the object -- 7 Different perspectives in mimicry system -- 8 Modelling mimicry.-9 Mimicry and semiotic evolution -- 10 Third excursion: an epistemology of the uncertain -- 11 From abstract mimicry to ecological codes -- 12 Conclusions
http://library.link/vocab/cover_art
https://contentcafe2.btol.com/ContentCafe/Jacket.aspx?Return=1&Type=S&Value=9783319503172&userID=ebsco-test&password=ebsco-test
Dimensions
unknown
http://library.link/vocab/discovery_link
{'f': 'http://opac.lib.rpi.edu/record=b4258091'}
Extent
X, 164 p. 10 illus., 6 illus. in color.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9783319503172
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote

Library Locations

    • Folsom LibraryBorrow it
      110 8th St, Troy, NY, 12180, US
      42.729766 -73.682577
Processing Feedback ...