omnivorousness


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Synonyms for omnivorousness

the quality or condition of being voracious

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The fourth hypothesis of the paper (concerning "cultural omnivorousness") is tested by estimating the effects of educational level on the number of activities carried out on the day of the survey.
Homology and omnivorousness provide the cornerstones of the discussion on socioeconomic position and cultural repertoires.
Wilson's own intellectual omnivorousness sadly contributed to the demise of the critical excellence he once represented; he spat out a lot of dubious matter after a taste, but he swallowed plenty.
Lebedev argued that advertisements were absolutely necessary so that film consumers could avoid the "sickness of omnivorousness," (66) and the sociologist I.
Clarke writes from an ostensible belief that "universal experience"--knowing, being, and doing with a Goethean omnivorousness and unconstraint--is perilous for anyone in temporal life, but his implied reference is to a sexual urgency that interfused itself with Fuller's hunger for knowledge and made her a transgressor of New England morality (it was widely rumored that Fuller married Angelo Ossoli only after she became pregnant by him, if at all) as well as of New England thought.
As Americans publicly disdain snobbism and embrace meritocracy, the "democratic ideology" of omnivorousness fuels the notion that arbitrary standards of culinary distinction based on a "single, elite French notion of culture are unacceptable." The cuisine of other cultures and classes now gets its due, according to Johnston and Baumann.
Its author's wide-eyed intellectual omnivorousness is in a way more American than European.
from the hills a full-throated song of omnivorousness.
Regulars will know of this column's admiration for the uncritical omnivorousness of the Dutch site a-matter at www.amatter.com, but I can't believe I haven't told you about the Milan e-magazine Designboom.
Vondung's reader benefits from the vast panorama of the motif he sketches in the book and from the numerous parallels and rich allusions; but the inclination towards a certain omnivorousness is hard to miss: almost every conceivable fact and detail of German culture proves related to the apocalyptic in Vondung's interpretation.
In this sense, their tastes do appear to exhibit the classic features of omnivorousness. In the following section I want to undertake a more detailed exploration of music preferences.
I am not so sure of their total digestion, but I do recognize their omnivorousness, their heaping the plate with every piping-hot vice and outrage they could muster.
Now that efforts to open up the canon and efforts to expand the cultural reach of academia's field of vision have been scandalized for abandoning the transcendent and eternal standards of Western high culture-something not everyone involved in canon revision or multiculturalism would want to embrace-cultural studies can cheerfully occupy the site of standard-free omnivorousness.(pp.