counterpose


Also found in: Dictionary, Legal, Financial, Wikipedia.
  • verb

Synonyms for counterpose

constitute a counterweight or counterbalance to

References in periodicals archive ?
Elliot" exemplifies the ironic and hierarchized good sex/bad sex binary Gayle Rubin delineates in "Thinking Sex" According to Rubin, sexual values--like other value systems surrounding race, ethnicity, and religion--form hierarchical binaries that counterpose a privileged term residing within a charmed circle against a degraded other residing outside, thereby articulating an imaginary line of difference and implied divergence.
This approach does not counterpose the historical/political to the spiritual, but sees each as an expression of the other.
16) But what is perhaps most interesting, and apparently not widely understood, is that in 1997 Huntington repudiated his earlier identification of Islam and China as the new enemies of America: "[T]he United States lacks any single country or threat against which it can convincingly counterpose itself," Huntington wrote two years ago.
In conclusion, Condivi's series of remarks about lack of finish in the Sistine Ceiling need to be seen in the context of interweaving biographical strategies and topoi: the need first to defend Michelangelo against accusations of lack of finish, and secondly to counterpose against the myth of the reluctant artist the myth of the over-impatient patron.
Carile 1988: 101), there is now an increasing chance to balance or counterpose that which is said in the later narrative accounts with the more direct material evidence that archaeology has to offer.
Chireau critiques the tendency of interpreters to counterpose "non-Christian" (that is, "African") elements with "Christian" aspects of black religious life, because all too commonly, this analytic posture obscures "the range of relationships which might exist between them" (4).
He then goes on to discuss how viewing language as a device for representing situations, individuals, and events in multiple worlds--worlds related in variable ways to the world language users deem actual at a given moment in time--helps capture the plurisignification of literary utterances, which typically select and counterpose "multiple propositions in a sometimes harmonious, sometimes discordant, but always suggestive, relationship" (93).
Having poured scorn on the idea of 'real' 'objective' 'poverty' that could be an object of empirical research, he goes on to counterpose these evidently wrong conceptions to 'the reality of poverty' and 'income inequality'.
Created by Glasgow-based designer and metal craftsman John Creed, Counterpose was inspired by the buildings contemporary design and stands seven metres high.
To the ideal of political independence advanced by Azoury, the theorist Sati al-Husri would counterpose an ideal of cultural nationalism that drew on the ideas of German thinkers such as Herder and Fichte.
The physique of the journal itself is part of its elegance, and the firm of Anthony McCall, longtime designer of Conjunctions' covers and, more recently, design director and information architect of its website, continually produces a complex, sly fusion of varying images and text which both announce and counterpose the contents inside.
Blau (president, US chapter of Sociologists without Borders) and Moncada (president, Sociologists without Borders) counterpose the notion of collective freedom to individual liberal freedom and argues for its superiority.
Chavez is absolutely correct to counterpose the notion of a bilateral forum in which the focus is on Colombia's intervention, where the issues of Uribe's policy of state terrorism could become part of the public debate on "terrorism.
In recent times anti-Zionist Jews--I am thinking of Ammiel Alcalay and Ella Shohat in particular--have evoked a utopian desire to recover in story, imagination and explication the mediaeval pre-1492 Judeo-Islamic trading and social world of plurality and convivencia that stretched from Moorish Spain to India and China; to recover a poetics of heterogeneity, of mixing and interaction, of internationalism and cosmopolitanism through time and space, that they counterpose to Zionism, the attempt to make the ancient land of Canaan coincide with one religion, one people, one language: an assault on a thousand years of pluralistic tradition in the Eastern Mediterranean.
If The Mystery of Samba fails to counterpose the active agency of black resistance to the efficacy of mediating ideologies such as Freyre's, that balance is achieved in Hanchard's Orpheus and Power.