De corporibus humanis: metaphor and ideology in the representation of the human body in cinema
Fabio I M Poppi , Eduardo Urios-Aparisi
AbstractIn this article, based on a critical metaphor analysis, we identify and describe multimodal metaphors involving the human body and its conceptualizations in five auteur films of the 2010s. Studies on the human body in cinema have documented how it changes according to underlying ideologies. Our research focuses on the role of image schemas and metaphors as they embody meanings and sociocultural paradigms. Metaphors also frame how the body is conceptualized according to dominating ideological practices such as (a) commodification, (b) the integration between artificial and organic, (c) dissatisfaction, (d) dynamics of beautification and idealization, and (e) politicization of the human body. We show how metaphors are creative tools to reframe meanings and representations of the body and how the body is a construct refashioned within the cinematic discourses of these films.
|Journal series||Metaphor and Symbol, ISSN 1092-6488, (A 30 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.95|
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|Score||= 30.0, 30-09-2019, ArticleFromJournal|
|Publication indicators||: 2016 = 1.532; : 2017 = 0.862 (2) - 2017=1.373 (5)|
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