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What Should This Fight Be Called? Metaphors of Counterterrorism and Their Implications


What Should This Fight Be Called? Metaphors of Counterterrorism and Their Implications

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This monograph examines from a psychological perspective the use of metaphors in framing counterterrorism. Four major counterterrorism metaphors are considered, namely those of war, law enforcement, containment of a social epidemic, and a process of prejudice reduction.

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Kruglanski, Arie, and Martha Crenshaw, Jerrold Post, Jeff Victoroff. 2008. "What Should This Fight Be Called? Metaphors of Counterterrorism and Their Implications." Psychological Science in the Public Interest (December): 97-133. http://www.psychologicalscience.org/journals/pspi/pspi_8_3_article.pdf

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