Gerald V. O’Brien
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Metaphors and the dehumanization of marginalized groups
in Framing the moron
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This chapter describes the importance of metaphor analysis in light of the eugenic alarm period. It spells out the various ways that pejorative metaphor images support social control practices and policies, and briefly delineates the metaphor themes (organism, animal, war and natural catastrophe, religious and altruistic, and object metaphors) that will be described within the book.

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Framing the moron

The social construction of feeble-mindedness in the American eugenic era


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