Metaphors of Identity

A Culture-Communication Dialogue

Author: Thomas K. Fitzgerald

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791415955

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 264

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Placing identity within its cultural context, Fitzgerald offers ethnographic case material to examine the meaning and changing metaphors of ethnicity, male and female identity, and aging and identity. He opens up an exciting multidisciplinary dialogue for improving interpersonal and cross-cultural communication. The book provides a clear synthesis of the interrelated meanings of culture, identity, and communication, examining self-concept and its role in the communication process, and exploring cultural and biological research on self, individuality, personality, and mind-body questions.

Metaphors of identity

the treatment of childhood in selected Québécois novels

Author: Roseanna Lewis Dufault

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Pr


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 86

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This study is an investigation into one of the most persistently recurrent themes of Quebecois literature: images of childhood. The child as innocent victim and observer of deplorable social conditions, as well as the adult narrator, figure prominently in Quebecois novels of the 1960s and 1970s.

The Metaphor of Celebrity

Canadian Poetry and the Public, 1955-1980

Author: Joel Deshaye

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 144266617X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

View: 9572


The Metaphor of Celebrity is an exploration of the significance of literary celebrity in Canadian poetry. It focuses on the lives and writing of four widely recognized authors who wrote about stardom – Leonard Cohen, Michael Ondaatje, Irving Layton, and Gwendolyn MacEwen – and the specific moments in Canadian history that affected the ways in which they were received by the broader public. Joel Deshaye elucidates the relationship between literary celebrity and metaphor in the identity crises of celebrities, who must try to balance their public and private selves in the face of considerable publicity. He also examines the ways in which celebrity in Canadian poetry developed in a unique way in light of the significant cultural events of the decades between 1950 and 1980, including the Massey Commission, the flourishing of Canadian publishing, and the considerable interest in poetry in the 1960s and 1970s, which was followed by a rapid fall from public grace, as poetry was overwhelmed by greater popular interest in Canadian novels.

The Preacher as Liturgical Artist

Metaphor, Identity, and the Vicarious Humanity of Christ

Author: Trygve David Johnson

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630872148

Category: Religion

Page: 220

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Trygve Johnson invites us to consider a new metaphor of identity of The Preacher as Liturgical Artist. This identity draws on a theology of communion and the doctrine of the vicarious humanity of Christ to relocate the preacher's identity in the creative and ongoing ministry of Jesus Christ. Johnson argues the metaphorical association of the preacher and artist understood within the artistic ministry of Jesus Christ frees the full range of human capacities, including the imagination to bear upon the arts of Christian proclamation. The Preacher as Liturgical Artist connects preachers to the person and work of Jesus Christ, whose own double ministry took the raw materials of the human condition and offered them back to the Father in a redemptive and imaginative fashion through the Holy Spirit. It is in the large creative ministry of Jesus Christ that preachers find their creativity freed to proclaim the gospel bodily within the context of the liturgical work of God's people.

Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict

Philosophical Perspectives

Author: Nenad Miscevic,Nenad Miščević

Publisher: Open Court Publishing

ISBN: 9780812694154

Category: Philosophy

Page: 331

View: 9507


This collection of essays approaches the problems and strengths of nationalism from a number of philosophical perspectives. The contributors craft a definition of nation/nationalism that emphasizes the cultural and sociopolitical ties uniting members of a country rather than merely their place of origin.

Metaphors of Spain

Representations of Spanish National Identity in the Twentieth Century

Author: Javier Moreno-Luzón,Xosé M. Núñez Seixas

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1785334670

Category: History

Page: 296

View: 9798


The history of twentieth-century Spanish nationalism is a complex one, placing a set of famously distinctive regional identities against a backdrop of religious conflict, separatist tensions, and the autocratic rule of Francisco Franco. And despite the undeniably political character of that story, cultural history can also provide essential insights into the subject. Metaphors of Spain brings together leading historians to examine Spanish nationalism through its diverse and complementary cultural artifacts, from “formal” representations such as the flag to music, bullfighting, and other more diffuse examples. Together they describe not a Spanish national “essence,” but a nationalism that is constantly evolving and accommodates multiple interpretations.

Callaloo Nation

Metaphors of Race and Religious Identity among South Asians in Trinidad

Author: Aisha Khan

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822386097

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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Mixing—whether referred to as mestizaje, callaloo, hybridity, creolization, or multiculturalism—is a foundational cultural trope in Caribbean and Latin American societies. Historically entwined with colonial, anticolonial, and democratic ideologies, ideas about mixing are powerful forces in the ways identities are interpreted and evaluated. As Aisha Khan shows in this ethnography, they reveal the tension that exists between identity as a source of equality and identity as an instrument through which social and cultural hierarchies are reinforced. Focusing on the Indian diaspora in the Caribbean, Khan examines this paradox as it is expressed in key dimensions of Hindu and Muslim cultural history and social relationships in southern Trinidad. In vivid detail, she describes how disempowered communities create livable conditions for themselves while participating in a broader culture that both celebrates and denies difference. Khan combines ethnographic research she conducted in Trinidad over the course of a decade with extensive archival research to explore how Hindu and Muslim Indo-Trinidadians interpret authority, generational tensions, and the transformations of Indian culture in the Caribbean through metaphors of mixing. She demonstrates how ambivalence about the desirability of a callaloo nation—a multicultural society—is manifest around practices and issues, including rituals, labor, intermarriage, and class mobility. Khan maintains that metaphors of mixing are pervasive and worth paying attention to: the assumptions and concerns they communicate are key to unraveling who Indo-Trinidadians imagine themselves to be and how identities such as race and religion shape and are shaped by the politics of multiculturalism.

Nation Dance

Religion, Identity, and Cultural Difference in the Caribbean

Author: Patrick Taylor

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253338358

Category: Social Science

Page: 220

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Dealing with the ongoing interaction of rich and diverse cultural traditions from Cuba and Jamaica to Guyana and Surinam, Nation Dance addresses some of the major contemporary issues in the study of Caribbean religion and identity. The book’s three sections move from a focus on spirituality and healing, to theology in social and political context, and on to questions of identity and diaspora. The book begins with the voices of female practitioners and then offers a broad, interdisciplinary examination of Caribbean religion and culture. Afro-Caribbean religions, Hinduism, Judaism, Islam, and Christianity are all addressed, with specific reflections on Santería, Palo Monte, Vodou, Winti, Obeah, Kali Mai, Orisha work, Spiritual Baptist faith, Spiritualism, Rastafari, Confucianism, Congregationalism, Pentecostalism, Catholicism, and liberation theology. Some essays are based on fieldwork, archival research, and textual or linguistic analysis, while others are concerned with methodological or theoretical issues. Contributors include practitioners and scholars, some very established in the field, others with fresh, new approaches; all of them come from the region or have done extensive fieldwork or research there. In these essays the poetic vitality of the practitioner’s voice meets the attentive commitment of the postcolonial scholar in a dance of "nations" across the waters.

The Thin Woman

Feminism, Post-structuralism and the Social Psychology of Anorexia Nervosa

Author: Helen Malson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134714033

Category: Psychology

Page: 250

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The Thin Woman provides an in-depth discussion of anorexia nervosa from a feminist social psychological standpoint. Medicine, psychiatry and psychology have all presented us with particular ways of understanding eating disorders, yet the notion of 'anorexia' as a medical condition limits our understanding of anorexia and the extent to which we can explore it as a socially, discursively produced problem. Based on original research using historical and contemporary literature on anorexia nervosa, and a series of interviews with women diagnosed as anorexic, The Thin Woman offers new insights into the problem. It will prove useful both to those with an interest in eating disorders and gender, and to those interested in the new developments in feminist post-structuralist theory and discourse analytic research in psychology.

Creative Explorations

New Approaches to Identities and Audiences

Author: David Gauntlett,Professor of Media and Audiences David Gauntlett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134155093

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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How do you picture identity? What happens when you ask individuals to make visual representations of their own identities, influences, and relationships? Drawing upon an array of disciplines from neuroscience to philosophy, and art to social theory, David Gauntlett explores the ways in which researchers can embrace people's everyday creativity in order to understand social experience. Seeking an alternative to traditional interviews and focus groups, he outlines studies in which people have been asked to make visual things – such as video, collage, and drawing – and then interpret them. This leads to an innovative project in which Gauntlett asked people to build metaphorical models of their identities in Lego. This creative reflective method provides insights into how individuals present themselves, understand their own life story, and connect with the social world. Creative Explorations is a lively and original discussion of identities, media influences, and creativity, which will be of interest to both students and academics.

Metaphor in the Hebrew Bible

Author: Pierre van Hecke,Pierre Hecke

Publisher: Peeters Publishers

ISBN: 9789042916401

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 308

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The Hebrew Bible abounds in metaphors and other figurative speech. The present volume collects fifteen essays on this fascinating aspect of biblical language, written by specialists in the field. Attention is paid both to the recent methodological developments in the study of metaphor and to the importance of metaphor studies for the interpretation of biblical texts.

Amitav Ghosh

Author: Anshuman A. Mondal

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 1847796184

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 211

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Amitav Ghosh is an authoritative critical introduction to the fictional and non-fictional writings of one of the most celebrated and significant literary voices to have emerged from India in recent decades. It is the first full-length study of Amitav Ghosh's work to be available outside India. Encompassing all of Ghosh's fictional and non-fictional writings to date, this book takes a thematic approach which enables in-depth analysis of the cluster of themes, ideas and issues that Ghosh has steadily built up into a substantial intellectual project. This project overlaps significantly with many of the key debates in postcolonial studies making this book both an introduction to Ghosh's writing and a contribution to the development of ideas on the 'postcolonial', in particular, its relation to postmodernism. Aimed at students and the general reader, this book is an ideal introduction to one of contemporary literature's most fascinating writers.

The Construction of Racial Identity in Children of Mixed Parentage

Mixed Metaphors

Author: Ilan Katz

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781853023767

Category: Social Science

Page: 218

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This book is a major contribution to the literature on race, identity and child development, and offers a radically new way of looking at some of these issues. Based on intensive research on interracial families, the book reviews the previous literature relating to racial identity development, and shows it to be based on flawed assumptions.

Postmodern Utopias and Feminist Fictions

Author: Jennifer A. Wagner-Lawlor

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107038359

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 230

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Covering a range of texts from prominent feminist writers, this book examines notions of utopia in twenty-first-century speculative literature.

Place and the Politics of Identity

Author: Michael Keith,Steve Pile

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134877412

Category: Science

Page: 244

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In the last two decades, new political subjects have been created through the actions of the new social movements; often by asserting the unfixed and `overdetermined' character of identity. Further, in attempting to avoid essentialism, people have frequently looked to their territorial roots to establish their constituency. A cultural politics of resistance, as exemplified by Black politics, feminism, and gay liberation, has developed struggles to turn sites of oppression and discrimintion into spaces of resistance. This book collects together perspectives which challenge received notions of geography; which are in danger of becoming anachronisms, without a language to articulate the new space of resistance, the new politics of identity.

Convergences and Interferences

Newness in Intercultural Practices

Author: Kathleen Gyssels,Maggie Ann Bowers

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042015388

Category: Social Science

Page: 293

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This bi-lingual volume of twelve English and eight French papers proposes to breach linguistic critical frontiers by placing analysis of texts from different language traditions in a multi-lingual and multi-cultural dialogue. The focus of analysis rests on the multiple and complex global convergences and interferences of cultural influences.

Japanese Capitals in Historical Perspective

Place, Power and Memory in Kyoto, Edo and Tokyo

Author: Nicolas Fieve,Paul Waley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136624821

Category: History

Page: 432

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Japan's ability to develop its own brand of modernity has often been attributed in part to the sophistication of its cities. Concentrating on Kyoto, Edo and Tokyo, the contributors to this volume weave together the links between past and future, memory and vision, symbol and structure, between marginality and power, and between Japan's two great capital cities.

Feminist Politics

Identity, Difference, and Agency

Author: Deborah Orr

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742547780

Category: Philosophy

Page: 274

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This anthology of articles provides contemporary international feminist perspectives on issues of identity, agency, and difference as they pertain to both feminist politics in particular, and contemporary western politics more generally.

Thinking Through Translation with Metaphors

Author: James St.Andre

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131764008X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 328

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Thinking through Translation with Metaphors explores a wide range of metaphorical figures used to describe the translation process, from Aristotle to the present. Most practitioners and theorists of translation are familiar with a number of metaphors for translation, such as the metaphor of the bridge, following in another's footsteps, performing a musical score, changing clothes, or painting a portrait; yet relatively little attention has been paid to what these metaphorical models reveal about how we conceptualize translation. Drawing on insights from recent developments in metaphor theory, contributors to this volume reveal how central metaphorical language has been to translation studies at all periods of time and in various cultures. Metaphors have played a key role in shaping the way in which we understand translation, determining what facets of the translation process are deemed to be important and therefore merit study, and aiding in the training of successive generations of translators and theorists. While some of the papers focus mainly on past metaphorical representations, others discuss recent shifts in both metaphor and translation theory, while others still propose innovative metaphors in a bid to transform translation studies. The volume also includes an annotated bibliography of works centrally concerned with metaphors of translation.

Conflict and Multimodal Communication

Social Research and Machine Intelligence

Author: Francesca D'Errico,Isabella Poggi,Alessandro Vinciarelli,Laura Vincze

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319140817

Category: Computers

Page: 479

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This book explores the use of technology to detect, predict and understand social cues, in order to analyze and prevent conflict. Traditional human sciences approaches are enriched with the latest developments in Social Signal Processing aimed at an automatic understanding of conflict and negotiation. Communication—both verbal and non-verbal, within the context of a conflict—is studied with the aim of promoting the use of intelligent machines that automatically measure and understand the escalation of conflict, and are able to manage it, in order to support the negotiation process. Particular attention is paid to the integration of human sciences findings with computational approaches, from the application of correct methodologies for the collection of valid data to the development of computational approaches inspired by research on verbal and multimodal communication. In the words of the trade unionist Pierre Carniti, "We should reevaluate conflict, since without conflict there is no social justice." With this in mind, this volume does not approach conflict simply as an obstacle to be overcome, but as a concept to be fully analyzed. The philosophical, linguistic and psychological aspects of conflict, once understood, can be used to promote conflict management as a means for change and social justice.