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A Time for the HumanitiesFuturity and the Limits of Autonomy$
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James J. Bono, Tim Dean, and Ewa Plonowska Ziarek

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780823229192

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fso/9780823229192.001.0001

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Articulation and the Limits of Metaphor

Articulation and the Limits of Metaphor

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(p.61) Chapter 4 Articulation and the Limits of Metaphor
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Ernesto Laclau

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823229192.003.0005

This chapter highlights the theory of hegemony in the rhetorical terms of metaphor and metonymy. It presents the political theories of Sorel and Lenin which claim that politics consist in the articulation of heterogeneous elements, and such articulations are structured tropologically. Building on the analysis of metaphor and metonymy in Proust by Gérard Genette, as well as on the analysis of aphasia by Roman Jakobson, it demonstrates both the mutual implication of metaphor and metonymy, and the inseparability of these tropes from any signification and praxis. The chapter argues that in the Marxist vision of history, different stages of diachronic unfolding are conceived as teleological fulfillment; that is, they are conceived metaphorically in terms of essential analogies.

Keywords:   articulation, hegemony, metaphor, metonymy, heterogeneous elements

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