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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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The better strategy for Marxists willing to face this situation is not merely to counterpose our far fewer facts, but also to engage the debate over what knowledge is.
The first "themed" installment of the mega-exhibition--and in that sense the real precursor to Documenta as we now know it--the show was a far-reaching attempt to counterpose "images--artistic and nonartistic." The armature for this examination of parallel image-worlds, titled "Inquiry into Reality--Today's Imagery" (catchy, no?), featured subsections surveying kitsch, religious illustration, advertising posters, and science-fiction book covers as a foil to contemporary art (which was grouped into nebulous categories like "Individual Mythologies," "Idea," and "Ideal+Light").
And more: We should not hesitate to call on the law for the full force of its protection against assault; and, if that fails, to counterpose the natural and legitimate right of self-defense against the wrongful use of violence.
While he notes in Chapter 2 that young workers saw themselves as part of the New Left, (44) for much of the book he counterposes "New Leftists," by which he means student activists, and workers.
Angosto-Ferrandez also contributes his own chapter, which counterposes the idea of 'indigenous organisations' to that of 'indigenous movement', in order to highlight shortcomings in the use of the latter term in mainstream literature.
And it's also a biographical account of Shute's life that counterposes his personal history with the history of the atom bomb.
Against this nuanced argument about white North Carolinians' practices, Silkenat counterposes disapproval of divorce among African American ministers.
In Green Politics is Eutopian Paul Gilk counterposes the two meanings as a framework for his discussion of matters of social reorganization.
Pitcher counterposes Multicultural Nationalism with the Islamic concept of the Ummah, translated as the 'community of believers' and therefore meaning the whole Muslim world.
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.
Birnbaum elegantly counterposes Heinrich Graetz's project to that of the father of scientific socialism and modern sociology.
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.