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Competition metaphors & ideology: Life as a race

Charteris-Black, Jonathan

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Ruth Wodak
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Bernhard Forchtner
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Abstract

This chapter demonstrates how metaphors used in the British parliament show evidence of varying attitudes towards the underlying conceptual metaphors NATION STATES ARE COMPETITORS and LIFE IS A RACE. More generally it shows the ideological motivation that underlies much political language by identifying the concepts that underlie metaphor choices; this serves to reveal their rhetorical role in the creation of power. The Competitive Race metaphor is one that is ideologically contested between supporters and opponents of unregulated capitalism and the ‘free’ market.

Publication Date Jan 1, 2017
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 202-217
Book Title The Routledge Handbook of Language and Politics
ISBN 9781138779167
APA6 Citation Charteris-Black, J. (2017). Competition metaphors & ideology: Life as a race. In R. Wodak, & B. Forchtner (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Language and Politics, 202-217. Routledge
Keywords metaphor, ideology, competition, critical, capitalism
Publisher URL https://www.routledge.com/The-Routledge-Handbook-of-Language-and-Politics/Wodak-Forchtner/p/book/9781138779167
Additional Information Additional Information : This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge in The Routledge Handbook of Language and Politics on 22nd August 2017, available online: https://www.routledge.c...er/p/book/9781138779167

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