Metaphors of Identity: A Culture-Communication Dialogue

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Offers ethnographic case material to examine the meaning and changing metaphors of ethnicity, identity in the context of gender and age, and the role of self-concept in the communication process. Also surveys the cultural and biological research on self, individuality, personality, and mind-body questions. Paper edition (unseen), $16.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791415962
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 8/1/1993
  • Series: SUNY Series in Human Communication Processes
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by George and Louise Spindler

Acknowledgments

1. Conceptions of Identity in the Culture-Communication Dialogue

Part I Culture as Communicable Knowledge: A Functional Model of Identity

2. Biology, Culture, and Communication

3. History, Culture, and the Concept of the Person

4. Culture, Identity, and Communication

Part II Identity Topics in Social and Cultural Context: Communication Implications

5. Identity of Place or Mis-placed Identity: Media and Changing Metaphors of Ethnicity and Identity

6. Males in Transition: An Identity Challenge

7. Homophobia and the Cultural Construction of the Social Stranger

8. Metaphors and Scientific Discourse in Social Gerontology

9. Communication: Identity, Community, and Survival

10. Limits of Metaphor in the Culture-Communication Dialogue

References

Indexes

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