People-As-Garbage: A Metaphor We Live by


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People-As-Garbage: A Metaphor We Live by - Brown, Cecily F
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This work examines rhetoric that uses garbage and waste as a metaphor for people. This rhetoric took its modern form during the Industrial Revolution when urban reformers, religious leaders and other members of the middle classes garbagized the urban poor and working classes as a strategy of identity construction and social control. The American cultural revolutions of the 1960s and 70s brought challenges to this rhetoric. With heightened awareness about the environment as well as social injustice, people began to look at ...

People-As-Garbage: A Metaphor We Live by 2012, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrucken

ISBN-13: 9783659190315

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