Metaphors of Identity: A Culture-Communication Dialogue

Metaphors of Identity: A Culture-Communication Dialogue

by Thomas K. Fitzgerald
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791415961

ISBN-13: 9780791415962

Pub. Date: 08/01/1993

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Placing identity within its cultural context, Fitzgerald offers ethnographic case material to examine the meaning and changing metaphors of ethnicity, male and female identity, and aging and identity. He opens up an exciting multidisciplinary dialogue for improving interpersonal and cross-cultural communication. The book provides a clear synthesis of the

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Placing identity within its cultural context, Fitzgerald offers ethnographic case material to examine the meaning and changing metaphors of ethnicity, male and female identity, and aging and identity. He opens up an exciting multidisciplinary dialogue for improving interpersonal and cross-cultural communication. The book provides a clear synthesis of the interrelated meanings of culture, identity, and communication, examining self-concept and its role in the communication process, and exploring cultural and biological research on self, individuality, personality, and mind-body questions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791415962
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
08/01/1993
Series:
SUNY Series in Human Communication Processes
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
1Conceptions of Identity in the Culture-Communication Dialogue1
Pt. ICulture as Communicable Knowledge: A Functional Model of Identity
2Biology, Culture, and Communication23
3History, Culture, and the Concept of the Person39
4Culture, Identity, and Communication57
Pt. IIIdentity Topics in Social and Cultural Context: Communication Implications
5Identity of Place or Mis-placed Identity: Media and Changing Metaphors of Ethnicity and Identity81
6Males in Transition: An Identity Challenge109
7Homophobia and the Cultural Construction of the Social Stranger135
8Metaphors and Scientific Discourse in Social Gerontology159
9Communication: Identity, Community, and Survival181
10Limits of Metaphor in the Culture-Communication Dialogue207
References225
Indexes253

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