Modernism, the 20th-century intellectual movement that focused on issues like meaning and quality, has fallen out of fashion for its naive heroizing
of Great White Men and its ignoring of social realities and differences.
168) The legal profession's heroizing
of the fiercely independent solo practitioner may exacerbate this danger and serve as an obstacle to a more systems-based approach.
And, significantly, there is an argument here that organizes the discussion--that the history of the conjoined pair vampire / slayer reveals a "well-developed and extremely subtle mechanism for heroizing
that which helps a community bury the traces of injustice committed in the name of preserving things as they are" (185).
analyses definitive issues, such as the Chinese and Jews (two distinct peoples yet similar), the Asian Stereotype (origins, psychological intricacies), and the Pentagon's heroizing
metamorphosis of Wernher von Braun and other Nazis while vilifying America's lead rocket scientist, Hsue-shen Tsien of Caltech, who eventually developed China's ICBMs in revenge, and much more.
The Colored Cooperative Publishing Company in Boston, James McGirt in Philadelphia, and Sutton Griggs in Tennessee all produced and marketed popular magazines and books to Black communities, heroizing
African-American and mixed-race figures and raging, in their various ways, against racial inequities.
In King Lear, indeed, as Richard Strier has shown, Shakespeare pushes Renaissance resistance theory to its most radical, in heroizing
a nameless servant who draws his sword on the Duke of Cornwall to defend the bound and tortured Gloucester.