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Cultural Metaphors Readings, Research Translations, and Commentary by Martin J. Gannon

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Published by Sage Publications, Inc .
Written in English


  • Anthropology,
  • Cultural studies,
  • Sociology,
  • International - General,
  • Cross-Cultural Psychology,
  • Culture,
  • Social Science,
  • Archaeology / Anthropology,
  • Bali,
  • East Asia, Far East,
  • Italy,
  • USA,
  • Metaphor,
  • Anthropology - Cultural,
  • Business & Economics / International,
  • Sociology - General,
  • Social Psychology,
  • Cross-cultural orientation,
  • Cross-cultural studies,
  • Philosophy

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Number of Pages272
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Open LibraryOL8028721M
ISBN 10076191336X
ISBN 109780761913368

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Cultural Metaphors: Their Use in Management Practice as a Method for Understanding Cultures Abstract This paper argues that the dimensional perspective on culture, arguably the most important development in cross-cultural understanding in 50 years, needs to be supplemented by in-depth treatments of national cultures. Such a treatment is. The book The Major Metaphors that Constitute European Thought—Growth, Game, Language, Drama, Machine, Time, and Spac e, written by Robert N. St. Clair (), provides a very useful tool and angle to study culture and thought—metaphors. 01 11/14/03 AM Page 15 Understanding Cultural Metaphors 15 similarity of social class can diminish the importance of culture. For example, throughout the world middle-class families tend to use positive reinforcement in raising their children and provide them with opportunities to develop skills and a strong sense of self-esteem.   In his book, The Hebrew Prophets (Atlanta: John Knox Press, ), p. 34, James D. Newsome, Jr. has compiled a list of the similes and metaphors in the book of Hosea which the prophet used to express the character of God and the sinful condition of Israel before God. In Hosea, Yahweh is like: a husband () a father () a physician ().

The Metaphor Project’s list of enduring American Metaphor Categories contains a number of important themes found in the American cultural American cultural story (think ‘personality’) is a mixture of our ideal vision, ideal national character and pieces drawn from our actual historical experience.   Cultural Metaphors Culture is a behavior that consists of several critical elements, such as language, religion, race and ethnicity, clothing and politics. Culture is what one does in his/her daily life. In order to understand others, we must first keep in mind that every culture carries its own set of values and assumptions. A nation's cultural metaphor is shown to be any institution, phenomenon, or activity with which all or most citizens closely identify. Together with theoretical chapters, case studies cover the United States, Italy, Bali, and East Asia. The book concludes with a description of specific uses of cultural metaphors or metaphorical applications. The emphasis in this book is on an in-depth understanding of a culture through the use of the cultural metaphor, which is any activity, phenomenon, or institution that members of a given culture consider important and with which they identify emotionally and/or cognitively, for example, the Turkish coffeehouse and the Chinese family altar.