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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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As a remedy for these cool administrative logics and one-size-fits-all environments, the moma exhibition counterposes artworks that revel in their singularity.
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.
Freud counterposes the German Heimlich--familiar, more or less--with the uncanny, the Unheimlich--but key to his argument is that the two terms, while opposites, also bleed into each other.
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.
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.
Hitchens counterposes science and literature, which he celebrates, to religion, which he despises.