countertype

countertype

(ˈkaʊntəˌtaɪp)
n
1. an opposite type
2. a corresponding type

coun•ter•type

(ˈkaʊn tərˌtaɪp)

n.
1. a corresponding type.
2. an opposite type.
[1615–25]
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Unmanned' but not de-sexualized," (54) as Daniel Boyarin describes him, the "Edelkayt" male was thus set as a countertype to the gentile connotation of heterosexual masculinity with virility and violence, and by implication--as means of deconstructing the traditional Western dialectic of effeminate/castrated and hypersexual.
Before Aschenbach arrives at his destination, he is accosted by a nemesis figure, an old queer, a character that embodies the countertype to his gender identity.
This comic stock character of seventeenth-century Spanish drama exhibits the fictitiousness of the mythological universe in various ways, ranging from his scenic ubication (in the margins of the scene or perhaps even in the stalls, (43) crossing over into the space inhabited by the spectator, addressing him, and thus oscillating between intra- and extra-dramatic perspectives), (44) to his plot function (burlesque mirror image or countertype of the noble characters), (45) and witty and coarse manner of discourse (debasing the hero's tragic stature and jeopardizing the elevated status and credibility of the mythical universe.
The morphine-addicted, failed photographer Buitrago in particular plays the role of the countertype to the scientific and modernizing stereotype.
Germany as Countertype and Counterfoil in Thomas Wolfe's Writings.
In this poem, however, it is the negative exemplum that receives sustained elaboration--the bad woman, the unambiguous countertype to the mater who by her flouting of social rules throws the stability of the domestic unit, and consequently the state, into confusion.
The countertype to this ideal was the backwoods pioneer whose methods and manners resisted the elite terms of social and political order.
One can advance further into the meaning of Willow Springs and its history by considering for a moment its countertype, Linden Hills, that monument to African American materialism.
More than just an antisemetic stereotype, the Jewish ideal male as countertype to 'manliness' is an assertive historical product of Jewish culture" (3-4).
More than just an antisemitic stereotype," writes Boyarin, "the Jewish ideal male as countertype to manliness is an assertive historical product of Jewish culture" (p.
12) The park's brochure cover (Figure 6) depicts "modern Jerusalemites" wearing sunglasses to differentiate them from their ancient countertypes.
The dark and aggressive Quaker countertypes developed by Melville and Bird aside, American writers of the nineteenth century usually imagined Friends in a much more favorable and benevolent fight.