counterpose


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coun·ter·pose

 (koun′tər-pōz′)
tr.v. coun·ter·posed, coun·ter·pos·ing, coun·ter·pos·es
To set in contrast, opposition, or balance.

counterpose

(ˈkaʊntəˌpəʊz)
vb (tr)
to place (something) in opposition to
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Verb1.counterpose - constitute a counterweight or counterbalance to
counterbalance, oppose - contrast with equal weight or force
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According to Gayle Rubin in "Thinking Sex" 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.
We frequently hunch forward (as we drive, type or cook), but rarely balance that stance with a backward counterpose to keep the spine supple.
However, whereas other poets counterpose a random or circular wandering to epic's linear teleology (Lucan's Pharsalia) or simply invert the pleasure/utility paradigm (Marino's L'Adone), Gongora strives for a state of generic indeterminacy immune to the policing of literary preceptists--an indeterminacy Smith calls "a performance of 'unpower'" (93).
Moreover, genetic proclivities may counterpose one another just as easily as they may be complementary.
Having sought to establish a need for multicultural considerations however, if not foundations, I wish to counterpose the Greek (here, Aristotelian) sense of friendship with the Chinese.
Should this sort of process become a central feature of the Rudd era, it will expose a deeper division between those who want to counterpose a more radical vision of social change in the contemporary era.
7) While largely discrete, characters and events do overlap at 'symbolic crossroads', encouraging the reader "'to juxtapose and counterpose them, and to stretch them out into a developing series".
Double Vision runs until September 18; Relay can be seen until August 29 and to have a message relayed in Morse code text 7875619588; Flotilla is on until October 9 and Counterpose is a permanent artwork.
Given the fact that a very convincing attempt has been made to form a secret army within our borders, and to connect it with a lethal theocratic movement overseas, I'm very unimpressed by anyone who wants to counterpose these two elements of the commitment.
Canadian refugee advocates sometimes counterpose to the American model an imagined Canadian community--liberal, tolerant, progressive--that is, to some considerable degree, an imaginary Canada.
Counterpose this with the high rates of deprivation in the city, as recent national government evidence highlights.