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Author O'Brien, Gerald V., author

Title Contagion and the national body : the organism metaphor in American thought / Gerald V. O'Brien
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2018
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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
Subject Lakoff, George.
Metaphor -- Philosophy.
Moral panics -- United States -- History.
Social structure -- United States -- History.
Social values -- United States -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1315141639 (electronic bk.)
1351394088 (electronic bk.)
9781315141633 (electronic bk.)
9781351394086 (electronic bk.)