Metaphor and Masculinity in Hosea Hardback

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Metaphor and Masculinity in Hosea

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The metaphors in Hosea are rich and varied, comprising both gendered and non-gendered image fields. This book examines the use of metaphor in Hosea through the lens of masculinity studies, which provides a means to elucidate connections between the images and to analyze their cumulative rhetorical effect. The rhetoric of both the gendered and non-gendered imagery is analyzed using a model from cognitive anthropology, which divides social space along three axes: activity, potency, and goodness. People use metaphors to position and to move one another within this space. These axes reveal how the metaphors in Hosea rhetorically relate the audience, represented by Ephraim/Israel, and YHWH to a particular construction of masculinity. Hosea uses the imagery of Assyrian treaty curses to reinforce YHWH's masculinity and dominance, while undermining the masculinity of the audience. The rhetoric of the text attempts to bring the audience into an appropriately subordinate position with respect to YHWH and to shape its members' actions and attitudes accordingly.

Metaphor and Masculinity in Hosea by Susan E. Haddox was published by Peter Lang Publishing Inc in September 2011. The ISBN for Metaphor and Masculinity in Hosea is 9781433113567.

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Page last updated 18th September 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherPeter Lang Publishing Inc (September 2011)
Edition1st New edition
Number of Pages238
Height230 mm
Width160 mm
Product Code4040696
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