untheoretical

untheoretical

(ˌʌnθiːəˈrɛtɪkəl)
adj
not theoretical; not belonging or pertaining to the realm of theory; not confined to the theoretical realm; (somewhat) concrete
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And the third is the way it deftly talks back to postmodernism (feminist or not) from a place solidly rooted in US third world feminist sensibilities by way of a jargonesque code-switch that makes US third world feminist theory intelligible to audiences that might otherwise write it off as "untheoretical."
In de Certeau"s view, any historiography concealing its social place of utterance is necessarily ideological, and as such untheoretical: "Denial of the specificity of the place being the very principle of ideology, all theory is excluded.
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In Soul Mountain, a novel which took him seven years to complete, Gao thus anticipates a critical objection to his incorporation of diverse Chinese genres: "You've slapped together travel notes, moralistic ramblings, feelings, notes, jottings, untheoretical discussions, unfable-like fables, copied out some folk songs, added some legend-like nonsense of your own invention, and are calling it fiction!" (Mountain 452-53).
He was a problem solver by nature, captivated more by a pattern of facts than by a conceptual framework." (486) Instead, he was "untheoretical." "Indeed," Mr.
His thinking was untheoretical, and focused instead on the practical problems of the moment: for him politics was not primarily about ideology but consisted of learning 'how to live better with one another' (130).
Professors dismiss them as unscholarly and untheoretical while school people dismiss them as impractical and irrelevant ...
At the same time, by insisting that autobiographical poetry is really a (naive) mode of reading and not a (sophisticated) mode of writing, the arguments silently align the autobiographical mode with the uncritical reader, placing the latter alongside the immature or grieving poet in the "parochial and untheoretical realms of 'experience,'" where the truthfulness of lived experience is vouchsafed by its intensity, and where content is always assumed to be more important than form.
The author's critical approach remains resolutely untheoretical; he is more interested in what he terms "textual analysis", more precisely defined as an analysis of plot and characters.
Between Rosengrant and O'Brien, anyway, I have preferred O'Brien's untheoretical, tumbling, vigorous language, perhaps partly because it reminds me of my own happy tumblings through Tolstoy's prose:
(27) John Webster observed that "the work of Hans Frei, often oblique, allusive, delicate, unsystematic, historical and therefore untheoretical, resists simple characterization" (John Webster, "Scripture, Reading, and the Rhetoric of Theology in Hans Frei's Analysis of Texts," in Olegovich, Ten-Year Commemoration, p.
However, it was largely untheoretical. Nevertheless, in the 1980s some US specialists in 'centrally planned economies' did make a useful contribution to the theoretical discussion about shortages.