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Plotinus: Myth, Metaphor, and Philosophical Practice

Stephen R. L. Clark

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226339672
eISBN:
9780226339702
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226339702.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Plotinus's images are not merely 'ornamental' but constitute spiritual exercises. We need to understand Plotinus's myths and metaphors in the cultural and philosophical context of his time if we are ... More


Local Knowledge, Local History: Geertz and Beyond

Aletta Bieirsack

in The New Cultural History

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520064287
eISBN:
9780520908925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520064287.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter presents an account of Clifford Geertz and his “interpretation of cultures.” It turns to Marshall Sahlins and his Historical Metaphors and Mythical Realities. It also suggests that a ... More


Introduction

Mary Ellen Konieczny

in The Spirit's Tether: Family, Work, and Religion among American Catholics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199965779
eISBN:
9780199346059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199965779.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Cultural conflicts about the family, such as those concerning abortion and same-sex marriage, have intensified over the last few decades among American Catholics. These conflicts comprise much of the ... More


Metaphorical Recurrence and Language Symbolism in Arabic Metalanguage Discourse

Chaoqun Lian

in Language, Politics and Society in the Middle East: Essays in Honour of Yasir Suleiman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474421539
eISBN:
9781474444781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421539.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This article, written by Chaoqun Lian, begins by pointing out that in Arabic metalanguage discourse one often encounters metaphors associating the form and situation of Arabic to non-linguistic ... More


Memory

Ellen Oxfeld

in Bitter and Sweet: Food, Meaning, and Modernity in Rural China

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520293519
eISBN:
9780520966741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293519.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the connections between memory and food in Moonshadow Pond. The main focus is on conscious elements of memory that are articulated by individuals (rather than unconscious ... More


Metaphors And The Dehumanization Of Marginalized Groups1

Gerald V. O’Brien

in Framing the moron: The social construction of feeble-mindedness in the American eugenic era

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780719087097
eISBN:
9781781705896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087097.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter describes the importance of metaphor analysis in light of the eugenic alarm period. It spells out the various ways that pejorative metaphor images support social control practices and ... More


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