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Cradle to Coffin: A Semiotic Model of Life and Death


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A Semiotic Model of Life and Death

The mysteries of life and death are the bookends of our lives; as a result we find their influence through every society and culture.

‘The symbols of death say what life is and those of life define what death must be’ (Warner, 1959: 320).

In my last post, I looked at metaphors for how we conceive our bodies and think through our bodies symbolically. This…

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