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LINGUIST List 21.3596

Sat Sep 11 2010

Books: Cognitive Science/Semantics/Discourse Analysis: Musolff

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        1.    Tara Thomas, Metaphor, Nation and the Holocaust: Musolff

Message 1: Metaphor, Nation and the Holocaust: Musolff
Date: 07-Sep-2010
From: Tara Thomas <tara.thomastaylorandfrancis.com>
Subject: Metaphor, Nation and the Holocaust: Musolff
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Title: Metaphor, Nation and the Holocaust
Subtitle: The Concept of the Body Politic
Series Title: Routledge Critical Studies in Discourse
Published: 2010
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
                http://www.routledge.com/

Book URL: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415801195/

Author: Andreas Musolff
Electronic: ISBN: 9780203847282 Pages: 210 Price: U.S. $ 120.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9780203847282 Pages: 210 Price: U.K. £ 85.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9780415801195 Pages: 210 Price: U.K. £ 85.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9780415801195 Pages: 210 Price: U.S. $ 120.00
Abstract:

This book is the first to provide a cognitive analysis of the function of
biological/medical metaphors in National Socialist racist ideology and
their background in historical traditions of Western political theory. Its
main arguments are that the metaphor of the German nation as a body that
needed to be rescued from a deadly poison must be viewed as the conceptual
basis rather than a mere propagandistic by-product of Nazi genocidal
policies culminating in the Holocaust, and that this metaphor is closely
related to the more general metaphor complex of the nation as a human
body/person, which is deeply ingrained in Western political thought. The
cognitive approach is crucial to understanding the nature and the origins
of this metaphor complex because it goes beyond the rhetorical level by
analyzing the ideological and practical implications of the conceptual
mapping body-state in detail. It provides an innovative perspective on the
problem of how the Nazis managed to "revive" a clichéd metaphor tradition
to the point where it became a decisive factor in European and world
history. Musolff reveals how such a perspective allows us to explain why
the body-state metaphor continues to be attractive for use in contemporary
political theories.

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
                            Discourse Analysis
                            Semantics

Written In: English (eng )

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