Vehicles: Cars, Canoes, and Other Metaphors of Moral Ambivalence David Lipset

ISBN: 9781782383765

Published: August 31st 2014

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224 pages


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Vehicles: Cars, Canoes, and Other Metaphors of Moral Ambivalence  by  David Lipset

Vehicles: Cars, Canoes, and Other Metaphors of Moral Ambivalence by David Lipset
August 31st 2014 | Unknown Binding | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 224 pages | ISBN: 9781782383765 | 3.31 Mb

Metaphor, as an act of human fancy, combines ideas in improbable ways to sharpen meanings of life and experience. Theoretically, this arises from an association between a signOCofor example, a cattle carOCoand its referent, the Holocaust. These OCMoreMetaphor, as an act of human fancy, combines ideas in improbable ways to sharpen meanings of life and experience. Theoretically, this arises from an association between a signOCofor example, a cattle carOCoand its referent, the Holocaust.

These OC sign-vehiclesOCO serve as modes of semiotic transportation through conceptual space. Likewise, on-the-ground vehicles can be rich metaphors for the moral imagination. Following on this insight, Vehicles presents a collection of ethnographic essays on the metaphoric significance of vehicles in different cultures. Analyses include canoes in Papua New Guinea, pedestrians and airplanes in North America, lowriders among Mexican-Americans, and cars in contemporary China, Japan, and Eastern Europe, as well as among African-Americans in the South.

Vehicles not only OC carry people around, OCO but also OC carryOCO how they are understood in relation to the dynamics of culture, politics and history.



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