CULTURAL METAPHORS

Posted: September 18, 2012 in Uncategorized

Although one should be aware of the negative implications of a limited cultural perspective, I agree with the notion of metaphors. Cultural metaphors can reflect fundamental values and thought processes of a culture. In many instances, they can be grounded in commonly shared ideology and cultural constructs.  And in many cases, are unavoidable.

It would be virtually impossible to process the mass amounts of detailed information needed to fully understand a culture. Additionally, it would be naïve to believe that individuals could store and recall the staggering amounts of multi-layered facets of any culture at any given time. Cultural metaphors can deliver a quick, memorable reference point of understanding which may provide a catalyst for further inquiry.

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