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A note on political science and the metaphorical imagination

Lunt, N. (2005) A note on political science and the metaphorical imagination. Politics, 25 (2). pp. 73-79. ISSN 0263-3957

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Abstract

This article discusses the role of metaphor in political science, highlighting the centrality of the metaphor historically for understanding human societies. It notes how the contemporary emphasis on global interconnectedness has generated an influx of new metaphors influenced by technological developments, such as networks and the Internet. The article highlights questions that are of enduring interest for political scientists: how to make sense of metaphor itself, and the place of metaphor in political analysis.

Item Type: Article
Institution: The University of York
Academic Units: The University of York > The York Management School
Depositing User: York RAE Import
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2009 15:30
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2009 15:30
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9256.2005.00231.x
Status: Published
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Identification Number: 10.1111/j.1467-9256.2005.00231.x
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/7346

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