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Related to inconspicuousness: appraising, inconvenient
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The greatest source of inconspicuousness is the concept itself.
What appears as relentless questioning of presuppositions deeply entrenched in the cultural milieu obscures the fact that social life normally involves unreflective acceptance of shared modes of thought insofar as the inconspicuousness of these modes, and of the way in which they are entertained, leads to an overestimation of cognitive heterogeneity and change.
And because of their inconspicuousness, when Mickey Mouse or Pluto finally showed their face for an autograph session, they were mugged by a tidal wave of children.
It is not so much the absence of anonymous forces as their comparative inconspicuousness that distinguishes this book from most attempts at comparative urban history.
Here these are unusual both in their inconspicuousness (it takes time for a visitor to identify them as the piece) and in being 'low-tech'- except for the optimistic dependence on modern sealants, necessary because the units are butt-jointed to each other rather than lapped.
Part business report, part cultural anthropology, the column will cast an analytical eye on everything from home appliances to toys, jewelry to beer, cell phones to television shows -- any product whose success, failure, popularity or inconspicuousness reveals something about who we are and how we live.
The evolution of the inconspicuousness of juvenile plumage is considered to be a consequence of selection for crypsis (Kilner 2006) in response to predation pressure by visually oriented predatory species (e.
And all this musing is set against the backdrop of a massive South Wales derby on Sunday, which is trundling into view with all the inconspicuousness of an elephant in a very big hat.
These studies of wartime travelers capture remarkably unguarded moments and typify Bubley's instinctive talent for inconspicuousness.
The laboratory in which he pursues his studies is supported for the most part by voluntary donations and owes its existence, moreover, to its relative seclusion and inconspicuousness.
Even if material culture is limited in its expressive range, the inconspicuousness of its messages permits them "to carry meaning that could not be put more explicitly without the danger of controversy, protest, or refusal" (Culture and Consumption: New Approaches to the Symbolic Character of Consumer Goods [Bloomington: Indiana Univ.
Likewise, when he notes Aaron's relative inconspicuousness in some post-biblical literature, does he take this as proof of the lateness of the Israelite Aaron tradition?