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Succintly, eight pleasant and unplesant emotions (relaxation, excitement, placidity, provocativeness, anxiety, boredom, anger and sullenness) arise in conjunction with different levels of 'felt arousal'.
What if her rebelliousness--her excesses, provocativeness, and belligerence--are reframed as pathological, as symptomatic not of a frustrated and ostensibly feminist refusal to conform, but of mental illness?
And perhaps even the most "advanced" spheres of cultural discussion have lately demonstrated their timid adherence to convention in this vein--underscoring the real provocativeness and importance of endeavors like Suck and FHAR.
That the Village capitalizes on the provocativeness of headhunting is apparent, first and foremost, in its very use of the story of Monsopiad as a basis for the narrative it wants to tell about the KadazanDusun people.
Both her friends and her public recognized the talent, ambition, and sexual provocativeness, but few seemed to see her life as the queer dialogue it was with the world around her.
The type analyses are the most challenging parts of the book, not so much for their provocativeness as for the simple reason that they seem completely unexpected in contemporary folkloristics.
Some readers might not find the conclusions fully persuasive, but all will be delighted by its elegance, erudition, and provocativeness.
Certainly their lives would have taken a different course but social provocativeness was something the modest Red Rose Girls eschewed all their lives.
A high felt arousal may be linked to anxiety or anger (unpleasant emotions), or excitement or provocativeness (pleasant emotions), whereas a low felt arousal may be associated with relaxation or placidity (pleasant emotions), or boredom or sullenness (unpleasant emotions).
The victim becomes responsible for her own victimization through the relative provocativeness of her dress or the vulgarity of her speech.