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The Queen’s Two Bodies: Why metaphors matter – especially in a time of monarchical mourning

From the ‘head of state’, to the ‘public eye’, to the ‘arm’ in army and the ‘footmen’ who comprise it, as a metaphor, the body politic is a rhetorical device used to make political communities knowable as a human body. In these ways, the thinking and practice of politics is profoundly embodied and embodies political communities through metaphoricity… Continue reading The Queen’s Two Bodies: Why metaphors matter – especially in a time of monarchical mourning

Debt Demands a Body

Originally posted on Longreads:
Kristin Collier| Longreads | November 2021 | 6,596 words (21 minutes) I open the email at 9:30 a.m. in my retrofitted, windowless office on the second floor of a high school in St. Paul. The fluorescent lights are so bright and the walls so white that sometimes I look up from…

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