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Aubrey (korrick) | 2004 comments AIDS and Its Metaphors, Susan Sontag, 1989, United States, ESSAYS

"...The body-as-society metaphor introduced by Plato and Aristotle creates perceptions of society that are related to the body's orientation in space, as in the economically punishing concepts of upper and lower, and forward and backward, where "upper" and "forward" have worth and "lower" and "backward" do not. According to Susan Sontag, it is precisely this kind of metaphoric thinking that makes "an authoritarian ordering of society seem inevitable, immutable."..."

(J.L., p. 327)

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