Metaphorical Society An Invitation to Social Theory

ISBN-10: 0742509389
ISBN-13: 9780742509382
Edition: 2001
Authors: Daniel Rigney
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Description: This work introduces modern social theory through the creative exploration of eight major metaphors that have shaped western understanding of human society. The book aims to demonstrate, how each one is rooted in a broader tradition of thought.

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Book details

List price: $31.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/21/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 254
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

This work introduces modern social theory through the creative exploration of eight major metaphors that have shaped western understanding of human society. The book aims to demonstrate, how each one is rooted in a broader tradition of thought.

Preface
The Metaphorical Imagination
Society as Living System
Society as Machine
Society as War
Society as Legal Order
Society as Marketplace
Society as Game
Society as Theater
Society as Discourse
Postscript: A Guide to Metaphorical Analysis
Bibliography
Index
About the Author

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