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Counterposing

A slang term for the practice of an employee avoiding work by using jargon or vague statements to confuse and outsmart management.
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Whereas The Laundromat counterposes Southern and Midwestern elements without significant discomfort, 'night, Mother showcases a stark conflict between world views, both "epistemological and ontological," grounded in disparate geographic traditions (Demastes 114).
More specifically, he presents an alternative philosophical and aesthetic discourse that he counterposes to modern and contemporary cultural positions which, according to Perniola, may be also called to explain the state of today's art and intellectual discourse.
In Green Politics is Eutopian Paul Gilk counterposes the two meanings as a framework for his discussion of matters of social reorganization.
He counterposes his analysis to that of "new urbanists" and others who he claims are obsessed with population density and hostile to the kinds of areas where most people actually want to live.
Jesus counterposes two positive object lessons from nature that testify to divinely underwritten sufficiency for all.
More telling is a poem that counterposes the safety of the local community center with the return of televised body counts and ceasefires in far-off lands.
Invisible Adversaries: Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland Invisible Adversaries counterposes new work by nine international artists with paintings by artists including John Constable, Francisco de Goya and JJ Grandville.
Katherine Rowe counterposes seventeenth-century tragedy, melodrama, and romance and their handling of contract to explore "the problem of forensic continuity of the self" (96) in a world anxious about fluxions of a humoral identity ("Inconstancy: Changeable Affections in Stuart Dramas of Contract").
Hitchens counterposes science and literature, which he celebrates, to religion, which he despises.
21) As Ricardo Reis explains, neo-paganism counterposes to this idea the dignified and objective attitude of the Ancients:
But the film effectively counterposes towering tankers and huge glowing steel ovens with individual witnesses, forthright testimony from the actual workers, respectfully framed, standing with their comrades.
It provides some very useful quotations of politicians from Chiffley, Menzies, Whitlam and Fraser, which it counterposes with quotes from the Hawke/Keating and Howard eras.