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Revista de Administração Pública
versão impressa ISSN 0034-7612
PIMENTEL, Thiago Duarte; CARRIERI, Alexandre de Pádua; PIMENTEL, Mariana Pereira Chaves e BRITO, Mozar José de. "From the basílica to the feira... from oasis to Shoppingleu": the path of metaphors of Jubileu in Congonhas (MG). Rev. Adm. Pública [online]. 2011, vol.45, n.1, pp. 45-66. ISSN 0034-7612. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-76122011000100004.
Starting from the research agenda on organizational metaphor defended by Cornelissen and others (2008), this paper aims to explore the relation between metaphor making of and the physical and symbolic spatial identity, from the proposals for analysis of spatial identity and embodied metaphors. To this end, a summary of the subject's development to the current research agenda was made. Discourse analysis was used to analyze the corpus of 22 semistructured interviews conducted at a religious event fair in Congonhas (MG). We obtained three groups of metaphors related to three different spaces, each space with its distinctive feature and its own identity characteristics. It is noted that, besides being indicators par excellence in the metaphor meaning production, material elements play a key role to provide meanings in an ontological domain. In addition, as argued by Smith (1999), it was noted that elaborate metaphors seem to follow a time-space trajectory that is consonant with institutional changes.
Palavras-chave : organizational theory; metaphors; identity; space; fair.