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Mind over Memes: Passive Listening, Toxic Talk, and Other Modern Language Follies


Free Shipping Included! Mind over Memes: Passive Listening, Toxic Talk, and Other Modern Language Follies by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers at Translate This Website. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. Too often our use of language has become lazy, frivolous, and even counterproductive. We rely on clichés and bromides to communicate in such a way


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Too often our use of language has become lazy, frivolous, and even counterproductive. We rely on clichés and bromides to communicate in such a way that our intentions are lost or misinterpreted. In a culture of “takeaways” and buzzwords, it requires study and cunning to keep language alive.

In
Mind over Memes: Passive Listening, Toxic Talk, and Other Modern Language Follies, Diana Senechal examines words, concepts, and phrases that demand reappraisal. Targeting a variety of terms, the author contends that a “good fit” may not always be desirable; delivers a takedown of the adjective “toxic”; and argues that “social justice” must take its place among other justices. This book also includes a critique of our modern emphasis on quick answers and immediate utility.

By scrutinizing words and phrases that serve contemporary fads and follies, this book stands up against the excesses of language and offers engaging alternatives. Drawing on literature, philosophy, social sciences, music, and technology, Senechal offers a rich framework to make fresh connections between topics. Combining sharp criticism, lyricism, and wit,
Mind over Memes argues for judicious and imaginative speech.

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Manufacturer:Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Studio:Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
EAN:9781538115169
Item Size:0.79 x 9.34 x 9.34 inches
Package Weight:1.01 pounds
Package Size:6.22 x 0.75 x 0.75 inches

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