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Contagion and the national body : the organism metaphor in American thought

Author: Gerald V O'Brien
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2018.
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(DLC) 2017053330
(OCoLC)1012342819
Named Person: George Lakoff
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald V O'Brien
ISBN: 9781351394086 1351394088 9781315141633 1315141639
OCLC Number: 1031957018
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction to metaphor theory and its use in public policy --
Overview of the organism metaphor --
Brief overview of relevant alarm periods --
Diagnosis and categorization of "otherness" --
Metaphoric disease-making --
Penetration of the social body --
Transmission throughout and decay of the social body --
Metaphorical public health responses --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Gerald V. O'Brien.

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