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Contagious metaphor

Author: Peta Mitchell
Publisher: London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An innovative interdisciplinary exploration of metaphors of contagion in language and culture.

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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peta Mitchell
ISBN: 9781441132734 1441132732 9781441197436 1441197435 9781441104212 1441104216
OCLC Number: 657603452
Description: 200 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Contagious metaphor --
Pestilence and poison winds: literary contagions and the endurance of miasma theory --
The French fin de siècle and the birth of social contagion theory --
The contagion of example --
Infectious ideas: Dawkins, meme theory, and the politics of metaphor --
Networks of contagion.
Responsibility: Peta Mitchell.

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This book is a treasure-trove for references to `social contagion' metaphors past and present and has interesting historical commentaries. * Modern Language Review * Peta Mitchell's highly readable Read more...

 
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