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Politics, Gender and Conceptual Metaphors

Editors: Ahrens, K. (Ed.)

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  • First work to focus on men and women's use of metaphor in politics
  • Eleven papers by leading academics in the field of metaphor and politics
  • Covers data from Great Britain, the United States, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Singapore, the Netherlands and Spain
  • Corpusbased approach to the study of metaphors
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About this book

Distinguished researchers from around the world examine the interplay between gender and metaphor in political language in Great Britain, the United States, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Ireland, and Singapore. They draw on a wide variety of corpus data to determine to what extent metaphors used by women in political power differ with, or remain the same as that of men. They also examine what effect metaphor use has on women's power in the political arena. Now in paperback, this wide-ranging collection of language-based studies will interest students and researchers in discourse analysis, political communication, gender studies, journalism, and media studies.

About the authors

Kathleen Ahrens is Professor at Hong Kong Baptist University and Director of the International Writers' Workshop as well as a Fellow in the Hong Kong Academy of Humanities. She has published extensively on issues relating to lexical semantics, language processing, conceptual metaphors and discourse analysis. Her current research focuses on corpora-based analyses of conceptual metaphor use in political language.

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The importance of this book can be seen in the way that it brings together a focus on language (and conceptual metaphors in particular) and politics and applies feminist research questions and methodologies in thinking through this relationship. Language is a tool involved in knowledge production and thus political action, thus it should be analyzed cautiously which is precisely what the contributors of this book manage to do.' - International Feminist Journal of Politics
 
'As a whole, this volume is a welcome contribution to the study of gender and metaphor use, and more generally, to the study of metaphor in discourse. This volume will interest students and researchers with academic backgrounds as diverse as in discourse analysis, gender studies, conceptual metaphor, political communication and media studies.' - Discourse & Communication
"The importance of this book can be seen in the way that it brings together a focus on language (and conceptual metaphors in particular) and politics and applies feminist research questions and methodologies in thinking through this relationship. Language is a tool involved in knowledge production and thus political action, thus it should be analyzed cautiously which is precisely what the contributors of this book manage to do." - International Feminist Journal of Politics 

 

"As a whole, this volume is a welcome contribution to the study of gender and metaphor use, and more generally, to the study of metaphor in discourse. This volume will interest students and researchers with academic backgrounds as diverse as in discourse analysis, gender studies, conceptual metaphor, political communication and media studies." - Discourse and Communication

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Analysing Conceptual Metaphors in Political Language

    Ahrens, Kathleen

    Pages 1-5

  • Metaphor, Politics and Gender: a Case Study from Germany

    Koller, Veronika (et al.)

    Pages 9-35

  • Metaphor, Politics and Gender: a Case Study from Italy

    Semino, Elena (et al.)

    Pages 36-61

  • Gender versus Politics: When Conceptual Models Collide in the US Senate

    Ahrens, Kathleen (et al.)

    Pages 62-82

  • Non una donna in politica, ma una donna politica: Women’s Political Language in an Italian Context

    Philip, Gill

    Pages 83-111

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Hardcover $99.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Politics, Gender and Conceptual Metaphors
Editors
  • K. Ahrens
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-24523-5
DOI
10.1057/9780230245235
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-20345-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-30127-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 275
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