Glancy's narrator mocks both autobiographical atavism
of the "dried out" poet "jabbering about his life and firewater flea-market days along the bar-rails of life" (12, 16) and the impotence of the storyteller who leaves his audience with only the "broken cottonwood twig in our hand" (16).
Despite Nordau's dismissal of Zola as a degenerate artist, this article contends that Nana prefigures Nordau's emphasis on the degenerative conditions of modern life, and relates Zola's depiction of atavism
in crowds to the theories of Gustave Le Bon.
In his popular idea of a state of nature, Hobbes tells us that at a time when men lived without a common Power to regulate social relations among them, human beings subsisted in a condition of social atavism
and conflict--a condition, according to him, "which is called Warre; and such a warre, as is of every man, against every man" (Hobbes 1985: ch.
Efrain's father's superstitions are presented as a form of atavism
, a throwback to his earlier life as a Jew.
The image of Southerners regressing to the swamps from which their cities were "but lately rescued" has a demeaning, quasi-anthropological tone that resembles social Darwinist discourses of inevitable advancement, regression and atavism
Hayek, "The Atavism
of Social Justice," in New Studies in Philosophy, Politics, Economics and the History of Ideas (London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1978), chap.
This theory based on atavism
referred to the belief that all individuals displaying antisocial behaviour were biological throwbacks.
But, again, this poem has your own signature on it as a radical love poem that crosses traditional boundaries with a groundbreaking atavism
that transcends sexual taboo.
34) Lombroso, a physician, published his influential book, Criminal Man, in 1876, (35) in which he promoted his theory of atavism
that claims that criminals were "throwbacks" to earlier evolutionary stages of humans.
While almost the entire execution of the design concept behind the Czech Model 1954 sniper weapon system was a decided improvement over the World-War-Il-era Russian M1891/30 sniper rifles, the scope mounted on its receiver represented something of an almost startling optical atavism
In one way or another, all of the works on this subject emphasize the way that Cubans of African ancestry were denied citizenship and scripted into a US and Western European-influenced eugenic narrative that focused on atavism
The case is similar for several themes that do not have chapters of their own, including atavism
, courage, the extreme, the weak, dreams, education, and the problem of the actor; Nietzsche's descriptions of his task and of himself as one who has a task; his descriptions of his childhood and personal development; his discussions of the battle between melody and harmony; and his love-hate relationships with Germany, Luther and the historical sense.