Perruque

Related to Perruque: periwig

Per`ruque´


n.1.See Peruke.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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72), while jokers, like workers practicing la Perruque, divert time from the social situations, using scraps from the social context to "cunningly" create "gratuitous products," jokes, to signify their ability to control the situation (de Certeau, 1984, p.
Caliban had willfully othered himself on stage in The Tempest (and thus gained his nickname), his "peau couverte d'une pomade brune, une perruque noire sur la tete" / "skin smeared with brown makeup, a black wig on his head" (Fete 67, Festival 51).
In his book titled "The Practice of Everyday Life," French scholar Michael de Certau, uses the concept of "La perruque" (the wig in French), which means to do one's own thing during work hours in resistance against exploitation, and KarakaE- uses this concept as the backbone of her show.
(14) Among his most effective examples of tactical practice are la perruque, "the worker's own work disguised as work for his employer" (EL 25); and bricolage, Levi-Strauss's term for 'making do,' a construction or practice that does not follow systematized rules (EL xv).
Another metaphor Certeau uses to describe tactical consumption is la perruque (wig).
Risquant une peine maximale de cinq ans d'emprisonnement pour [beaucoup moins que]usage excessif de la force[beaucoup plus grand que], il a ete remis en liberte apres une premiere audience le 23 septembre oE il etait apparu portant une perruque et une fausse moustache.
But quick-thinking bodyguard Michael La Perruque saved the King of Pop by performing mouth-to-mouth resuscitation before paramedics arrived to stabilise him.