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The metaphorical society : an invitation to social theory

Author: Daniel Rigney
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2001.
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Over decades and centuries, Rigney here argues, social theorists have variously likened societies to organisms and living systems, to machines, battlefields, legal systems, marketplaces, games, theatrical productions, and discourses. Most interestingly, Rigney deftly shows how nearly all Western social theories fit with one or more of the metaphors. He emphasizes a humanistic understanding of society with an  Read more...
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Rigney, Daniel, 1949-
Metaphorical society.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2001
(DLC) 00045920
(OCoLC)45172116
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Rigney
ISBN: 9781461644804 1461644801
OCLC Number: 606507324
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 242 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Daniel Rigney.

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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  Read more...

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