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dc.contributor.editorHughes, Ian
dc.contributor.editorByrne, Edmond
dc.contributor.editorMullally, Gerard
dc.contributor.editorSage, Colin
dc.date.accessioned2021-08-02T09:45:24Z
dc.date.available2021-08-02T09:45:24Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/50289
dc.description.abstract"This book offers an eclectic range of transdisciplinary insights into the role of metaphor, myth and fable in shaping our understanding of the world and how we interact with it and with each other. Drawing on innovative perspectives from widely different fields, this book explores how metaphor might facilitate and underpin transformative change towards environmental, ecological and societal sustainability. It illustrates the ways in which contemporary metaphors lock us into patterns of thinking, modes of behaviour and styles of living that reproduce and accentuate our current socio-environmental problems. It sets itself the task of finding new metaphors and myths that might help move us towards sustainability as societal flourishing. By examining the use of metaphor in diverse fields such as energy use, the food system, health care, arts and the humanities, it invites the reader to reflect on the deep-seated influence of language in general, and metaphor in particular, in shaping how we understand and act upon the world. Re-imagining the use of language in framing both the problems we face and the solutions we devise, this novel contribution is a vital source of ideas for those aiming to change how we think and act in pursuit of more sustainable futures."en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::R Earth sciences, geography, environment, planning::RG Geographyen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::R Earth sciences, geography, environment, planning::RG Geography::RGC Human geographyen_US
dc.subject.otherMetaphor; Sustainability; Transformation; Myth; Fable; Environmental change; Ecology; societal flourishing; humanitiesen_US
dc.titleMetaphor, Sustainability, Transformationen_US
dc.title.alternativeTransdisciplinary Perspectivesen_US
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.4324/9781003143567en_US
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy7b3c7b10-5b1e-40b3-860e-c6dd5197f0bben_US
oapen.relation.hasChapter95e6a148-2256-44e7-8530-fd07ee429a68
oapen.relation.isbn9780367698553en_US
oapen.relation.isbn9780367698560en_US
oapen.relation.isbn9781003143567en_US
oapen.imprintRoutledgeen_US


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