Investigators in the final period at Geneva tended to conflate
a charge of witchcraft with that of plague-spreading, but the dual charge is rarer before that time.
It is a bit disappointing, therefore, that such a basically sound project is surrounded by an unfortunate penchant, so common today, to overtheorize through recurring references to contemporary postmodernist and poststructuralist theory and to conflate
them with theoretical discussions of the period under review.
Perhaps one reason might be the critical tendency--before the 1970s--to conflate
"black writer" and "male writer," with the attendant exclusion of the black woman's literary tradition.
much of what today is labeled 'sexual harassment' with serious forms of sexual assault and abuse," she writes, "is to invite authoritarianism into our lives - the hand of the state everywhere in the private sphere, until there is virtually no private sphere left.
This influential Latin American political scientist tempers neoliberal theories that conflate
the state with its bureaucracies with essays on the factors that make for different degrees of legality and "horizontal accountability" of fledgling democracies.
Though Sharpley-Whiting does not intend to conflate
the images of black women with those of poor women or even biracial women, she does show the connection between these women in that they are all "other" in relation to white women.
Political scientists, mostly American, begin their comparative study with the propositions that transitional regimes always express a commitment to both human rights and democracy, that scholars and decision makers often conflate
the two, but that they are in fact distinct ideas with different but related logics though they depend on each other.
Further, unfamiliarity with "the right reading of early modern literary works" (6) has led certain critics to conflate
the rhetorical dynamics of persuasion with the social prejudices of gender.
But he finds that the literature has tended to conflate
strategic stability and the causes of war, thus reducing strategic stability to overly simplistic notions of arms race stability and crisis stability as the two key pillars.
Godivier identifies and teases out the various elements of the programme (such as library spaces, auditorium, cafe and offices) and then proceeds to conflate
and superimpose them on the tight site.
There is, by any measure, a huge amount to be digested here by the reader, an effort complicated by Corthell's propensity to muffle his own analytical voice in a dense clutter of (often lengthy) references to contemporary criticism and theory, and also by his disturbing tendency to conflate
the personae of Donne's poems with Donne himself.
Sitting atop the horizon line that bisects each image, the bandshells conflate
the perspectival recession of the visual with the eddying projection of the aural.
Also, to conflate
"middle-class" and elite groups as the authors do, even in a middling provincial city like Oaxaca, seems an odd procedure to anyone who knows Latin American cities.
No doubt it would be fruitful to compare those related behaviors, but to conflate
them into "the same thing" confuses both issues.
Brooks's desire to conflate
club culture--then centered around venues like Covent Garden's Blitz, where Steve Strange hosted proto-New Romantic nights--with more traditional art practices seems unfocused and unresolved.