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Defying interpretation: Dwelling on and delving into metonymy
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stockholm Business School, Accounting.
2014 (English)In: Culture and Organization, ISSN 1475-9551, E-ISSN 1477-2760, Vol. 20, no 3, 232-249 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

To defy interpretation, delay sense making and accommodate a process view, I propose metonymy as an alternative/complement to metaphor in organization studies. By way of three examples I attempt to show how the unpacking of metonymies, i.e. metonymic reading, can delay metaphorical interpretation to allow for the inclusion of alternative views of concrete experience. Thus, although metonymy ultimately yields to metaphor, it seems worthwhile to dwell on and delve into. 

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London: Taylor & Francis, 2014. Vol. 20, no 3, 232-249 p.
Keyword [en]
metaphor, metonymy, modes of relation, organizing, organization, trope, process research
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Business Administration
Research subject
Business Administration
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-101419DOI: 10.1080/14759551.2014.901969ISI: 000335841700005OAI: diva2:703614
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, P11-0795:1


Available from: 2014-03-07 Created: 2014-03-07 Last updated: 2014-06-23Bibliographically approved

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