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Metaforernas innebörd och användning

Tham, Isaac LU (2009) STVK01 20091
Department of Political Science
Abstract
Metaphors is a vital and fundamental part of our intellectual abilities. We invent metaphors, but they construct our conceptual thinking in means that they decide in what way we think of phenomenas of which we have no clear knowledge about. To analyze the source domains from which the metaphors are taken is a most fruitful way of gaining information about a metaphor. In comparison to the target domain it tells you about opinions, desires, influences and ideology of the author because it reflects the very thoughts of him or her.
The situation in Sweden with criminal organizations and networks is getting more and more serious, new methods are needed. The uses of metaphors offers a picture of the involved institutions different views, and... (More)
Metaphors is a vital and fundamental part of our intellectual abilities. We invent metaphors, but they construct our conceptual thinking in means that they decide in what way we think of phenomenas of which we have no clear knowledge about. To analyze the source domains from which the metaphors are taken is a most fruitful way of gaining information about a metaphor. In comparison to the target domain it tells you about opinions, desires, influences and ideology of the author because it reflects the very thoughts of him or her.
The situation in Sweden with criminal organizations and networks is getting more and more serious, new methods are needed. The uses of metaphors offers a picture of the involved institutions different views, and where the debate is going. Recently the economic aspect of the phenomena has started to become the hegemonic one, and metaphors such as “go for the money” describe the new strategies.
There are problems however with the use of metaphor. It might frame the issue it is describing into a static form, putting emphasis on some parts and neglecting some other aspects of it. This, of course, affects our intellectual work negative. (Less)
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author
Tham, Isaac LU
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organization
alternative title
En kartläggning av den kriminalpolitiska debatten
course
STVK01 20091
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
language
Swedish
id
1463549
date added to LUP
2009-09-21 08:25:25
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2009-09-21 08:25:25
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  abstract     = {Metaphors is a vital and fundamental part of our intellectual abilities. We invent metaphors, but they construct our conceptual thinking in means that they decide in what way we think of phenomenas of which we have no clear knowledge about. To analyze the source domains from which the metaphors are taken is a most fruitful way of gaining information about a metaphor. In comparison to the target domain it tells you about opinions, desires, influences and ideology of the author because it reflects the very thoughts of him or her.
The situation in Sweden with criminal organizations and networks is getting more and more serious, new methods are needed. The uses of metaphors offers a picture of the involved institutions different views, and where the debate is going. Recently the economic aspect of the phenomena has started to become the hegemonic one, and metaphors such as “go for the money” describe the new strategies.
There are problems however with the use of metaphor. It might frame the issue it is describing into a static form, putting emphasis on some parts and neglecting some other aspects of it. This, of course, affects our intellectual work negative.},
  author       = {Tham, Isaac},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Metaforernas innebörd och användning},
  year         = {2009},
}