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culturedecanted.com September 07

Emerging Metaphors for the Human Body

Emerging Metaphors for the Human Body   Metaphors are the cognitive tools through which we understand ourselves and the world (Lakoff and Turner 1989: xi). One of the primary metaphoric resources is the human body. Probably, since we first became self-aware, we have been fascinated with our bodies: psychologically and culturally. “Man is the measure […]