democratic processes around public programs and services .
However, both left and right deserve blame for infantilizing
political discourse, undermining serious debate and drowning out reasoned conversation.
More often than not, Palladino created his molds from ersatz knickknacks and novelty items rather than the real thing--the head of a blow-up doll, for example, instead of an actual human face--and the shapes, in turn, take on those commodities' infantilizing
clarity and slick Platonic generalness.
At first Cornelia's infantilizing
manner makes Barbu seem a sympathetic figure -- the probing back massage she administers to her son is at once clinical (she dons a latex glove first) and uncomfortably sensual.
fiction comes in various guises, from orthodox religions with their fabricated consolations of fairytale heavens--whether it is the Islamic fanatic's seventy-two celestial virgins or the Christian fantasia of winged angels--to the modern pseudoscientific "research" into so-called near-death experiences (known with ridiculous technicality as NDEs).
Citizens' reactions to the deadly high-speed train crash outside the wealthy coastal city of Wenzhou last July represented a perfect storm of public frustration with corrupt imperious officialdom, infantilizing
censorship and the unexamined costs of China's breakneck economic development model.
This includes high pitches, short sentences, singsong cadences, patronizing tones and use of collective pronouns and infantilizing
38) Indeed, she argues that the degrading, infantilizing
, and dehumanizing representations found in colonizer texts have "raged on long enough [.
It also marks a form of infantilizing
authoritarianism that labels legitimate questions and professional concerns as dissent and threats to the institution.
Becoming God's children; religion's infantilizing
And isn't there something disconcertingly infantilizing
about referring to these full-fledged adults as "dependent children"?
The subject matter and the tone of "ice creams" are infantilizing
, but the paralyzing self-reflection is markedly adult, as is the somehow perverse fixation on the ice cream man himself, the King Cone, and standing there "next to his white truck.