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Dirty Birds, Filthy Immigrants, and the English Sparrow War: Metaphorical Linkage in Constructing Social Problems

The role of metaphor in the construction of social problems has often been neglected. Yet we believe that the use ofmetaphorical linkagecan help explain how social problems become defined. To explore the role of metaphorical linkage, we examine a controversy that shook the American ornithological... Full description

1st Person: Fine, Gary Alan
Additional Persons: Christoforides, Lazaros
Source: in Symbolic Interaction Vol. 14, No. 4 (1991), p. 375-393
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Type of Publication: Article
Language: English
Published: 1991
Online: Volltext
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