Review: A Response to: Schmitt, Rudolf (2011). Review Essay: Rekonstruktive und andere Metaphernanalysen [Review Essay: Reconstructive and Other Approaches to Metaphor Analysis]
Rudolf SCHMITT is a distinguished expert in German-speaking academia on comprehensive and focused metaphor analysis as a specific method of qualitative data analysis. SCHMITT compares the methodological procedures suggested in our book with other approaches of metaphor analysis in the social sciences; based on this, he highlights the advantages and disadvantages of our approach. He succeeds in reviewing an integral introduction into metaphor analysis in the social sciences. However, our book never claims to be, nor is such, an integral introduction. We welcome SCHMITTs wide-ranging discussion of metaphor analysis in the social sciences, but we believe that the objectives of our approach (and our book) remain too much in the background in SCHMITTs essay. We have therefore decided to answer to SCHMITTs comments, and thus hope to keep contributing to the discussion of metaphor analysis in the social sciences.