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The Social use of metaphor

essays on the anthropology of rhetoric

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Published by University of Pennsylvania Press in Philadelphia .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Metaphor -- Addresses, essays, lectures,
  • Symbolism -- Addresses, essays, lectures

  • Edition Notes

    Statementedited by J. David Sapir and J. Christopher Crocker ; with contributions by J. Christopher Crocker ... [et al.].
    ContributionsSapir, J. David., Crocker, Jon Christopher, 1938-, American Anthropological Association.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN228.M4 S6 1977
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 249 p. ;
    Number of Pages249
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4905845M
    ISBN 100812277252
    LC Control Number76053200

      Writers use literary metaphors to evoke an emotional response or paint a vivid picture. Other times, a metaphor might explain a phenomenon. Given the amount of nuance that goes into it, a metaphor example in a text can sometimes deserve as much interpretation as the text itself. Metaphors can make prose more muscular or imagery more vivid: 1.   More explicit uses of metaphors include Robert Putnam's use of social capital and Pierre Bourdieu's cultural capital and field, as well as paradoxes like Massey and Denton's American Apartheid which looks at how segregation has reemerged in a post-Jim Crow United States. In fact, looking at the most cited articles and books in our field, you will note that many .

    Metaphor in Language, Cognition, and Communication This book series is peer reviewed and indexed in: Scopus The aim of the series is to publish theoretical and empirical interdisciplinary research on the effective use of metaphor in language and other modalities (including, for instance, visuals) for general or specific cognitive and. Start studying Metaphors, Similes & Personifications in the Book Thief. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools.

    Illness as Metaphor, a groundbreaking book, grew out of Susan Sontag’s own struggle with disease. She was diagnosed with breast cancer and was given only a slim chance of surviving. Metaphors can also be used to simply make the writing more interesting. If a writer uses literal language, especially in fiction or literary non-fiction, the writing can be boring and dry. Coming.


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The Social Use of Metaphor: Essays on the Anthropology of Rhetoric Hardcover – by J. David Sapir (Editor), J. Christopher Crocker (Editor)Format: Hardcover. Through the use of language, as symbolic action, man attempts to control his social, natural, and supernatural environments.

In this book J. David Sapir, J. Christopher Crocker, and their fellow contributors investigate the nature of metaphor and related symbolic forms as a means of coming to terms with the world. The journal Metaphor and the Social World aims to provide a forum for researchers to share with each other, and with potential research users, work that explores aspects of metaphor and the social world.

The term “social world” signals the importance given to context (of metaphor use), to connections (e.g. across social, cognitive and discourse dimensions of metaphor use).

This book explores the possibility that people understand abstract social concepts using metaphor, which from this perspective is not simply a matter of words.

Rather, it is a cognitive tool that people routinely use to understand abstract concepts (such as morality) in terms of superficially dissimilar concepts that are relatively easier to comprehend (such as cleanliness).Pages: This book is a gem' - Michael Toolan, School of English, University of Birmingham 'The study of the use of metaphors in the social context is highly interesting, especially for those working in social science.' - Gonzalez, Cadiz University ' covers areas usually neglected by recent investigations Cited by: It aims at developing metaphor analysis as a novel tool within the framework of sociology of knowledge.

Especially section 3 and 4 contain thoughts and material of our joint publication on “The order of meaning: The Career of Chaos as a Metaphor”, Configurations, 5 (), pp. – While I thank Peter Weingart cordially for Cited by: 5. By investigating people's use of metaphors, we can better understand their emotions, attitudes and conceptualisations, as individuals and as participants in social life.

This book describes practice in the analysis of metaphor in real-world discourse. When real-world language use is taken as the site of metaphor study, researchers face methodological issues that have only. The term “social world” signals the importance given to context (of metaphor use), to connections (e.g.

across social, cognitive and discourse dimensions of metaphor use), and to communication (between individuals or across social groups).

Many of these conceptual metaphors relate to emotion or social constructs, such as ‘anger is a hot liquid’, where there are almost limitless associations between the source of the metaphor (hot liquid) and the target (anger).Author: Steve Killick, Vicki Curry, Pamela Myles.

'This book, by one of the top researchers in cognitive linguistics, is an important contribution to the debate about how people use and understand metaphor Scholars and researchers engaged directly in metaphor research will find it essential reading.' Source: PsycCRITIQUESCited by: This book is a gem' - Michael Toolan, School of English, University of Birmingham 'The study of the use of metaphors in the social context is highly interesting, especially for those working in social science.' - Gonzalez, Cadiz University ' covers areas usually neglected by recent investigations of metaphor.

The Use of Metaphors in Therapy Chapter Summary People often use metaphors to describe experiences that are new and unique to them or that words seem inadequate to grasp and convey. Metaphors are encoded with affective, cognitive, and motivational aspects of. The Metaphor Project’s list of enduring American Metaphor Categories contains a number of important themes found in the American cultural story.

The American cultural story (think ‘personality’) is a mixture of our ideal vision, ideal national character and pieces drawn from our actual historical experience. When we ponder on what is a metaphor, we realize that metaphors are tools to tell a story. The use of metaphors is also a method to teach you something at a deeper level.

The use of metaphors also helps an author illustrate a point in the. The metaphor is one of the most powerful tools in the artist’s toolbox. This is the case regardless of whether you are writing fiction, non-fiction, poetry, or a blog.

Bear in mind that the scroll still survives, even to this day, as its own technological metaphor. But the book -- the codex -- became metaphor unto itself.

It well may be the most powerful technological metaphor of them all. Once a technology finds that place of metaphor in our psyche, its outward form will survive. This book:* examines the distinction between literal and metaphorical language* surveys the means by which metaphors are realised in texts* locates the interpretation of metaphor in its social context* contains tasks and suggestions for further ned by the variety and humour of its real examples, taken from a wide variety of genres.

With a partner, come up with a metaphor about television, the internet, or a social media outlet. Write down the vehicle, the tenor, and one positive and negative implication. Since my theory makes great use of the notion of structure, I refer to it as the structural theory of m etaphor (STM).

STM is a semant ic theory of m etaphor: if STM is correct, then metaphors are cognitively meaningful and are n- trivially logically linked with truth. I aim to extend possible worlds semantics to handle metaphors.

The use of metaphor in psychotherapy Article (PDF Available) in Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy 18(4) December with 7, Reads How we measure 'reads'. Resources. Listen to Breaking Brand — our new podcast! 🎧 We have gathered 20 metaphors that we feel explain social media perfectly (okay, technically they are similes, but metaphors sounds better so please indulge me here?).

Because sometimes it really helps to take a step back and put things into : Sandrine Sahakians.Books shelved as metaphor-analogy: Roman Social Imaginaries: Language and Thought in the Context of Empire by Clifford Ando, Applied Cultural Linguistics.

It is in response to assisting with that task that the essence of social work is to be found. The second metaphor was developed to clarify the nature of that task and our profession as a response to it. It is used to demonstrate both the nature of this disruption and its essential contextual reality.