A semiotic analysis of Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels helps us answer three questions: 1. how is size difference between socially interacting bodies transformed into a set of inequalities? 2. how do those inequalities determine the social relationships between Gulliver and the societies he is unwillingly visiting? 3. Can Swift’s fictional metaphor be used to better understand the meaning of measures and quantities in contemporary dressing behaviour?

The Little Giant: the Size of the Human Body in Gulliver's Travels as a Metaphor of Social Relationships / Giampaolo Proni. - STAMPA. - (2019), pp. 27-38.

The Little Giant: the Size of the Human Body in Gulliver's Travels as a Metaphor of Social Relationships

Giampaolo Proni
2019

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A semiotic analysis of Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels helps us answer three questions: 1. how is size difference between socially interacting bodies transformed into a set of inequalities? 2. how do those inequalities determine the social relationships between Gulliver and the societies he is unwillingly visiting? 3. Can Swift’s fictional metaphor be used to better understand the meaning of measures and quantities in contemporary dressing behaviour?
2019
The Size Effect
27
38
The Little Giant: the Size of the Human Body in Gulliver's Travels as a Metaphor of Social Relationships / Giampaolo Proni. - STAMPA. - (2019), pp. 27-38.
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