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Mind you, squishing disk jockeys has to be the ultimate in sound deadening.
"Such deadening occurs directly because people are motivated to view their life events in a relatively positive light."
Feelings are outlawed in Libria, where a nation of drones exists on a daily dose of the deadening drug prozium.
It has the potential to transform women in very deep ways when experienced fully, without the deadening effects of anesthesia, lack of privacy, and misuse of medical technology.
Bauer spent the early years of his professional life in Malaysia and West Africa, where he saw both the entrepreneurial productivity of local farmers and the deadening effects of government policies.
The author argues that 'Levi arrives at a fine-tuned and complex dynamic of ethical enquiry by way of a centrifugal impulse towards the "ordinary", driving outwards from the "black hole of Auschwitz" against its deadening, centripetal weight'.
When they are invited to speak in their own terms, you have argued, they utter difference, transgression, and excess as an alternative discourse to "the deadening sameness and totalizing systems of modernity." Is it then this criticism of modern totalizing systems that has turned your attention to "the fragment"?
Such works differ substantively from works of social criticism that see the deadening effect of corporate culture as tied to changes in American character and cultural expression, going back to David Riesman's The Lonely Crowd and Paul Goodman's Growing Up Absurd: Problems of Youth in the Organized System (New York, 1960), and including more recently Christopher Lasch's The Culture of Narcissism: American Life in an Age of Diminishing Expectations (New York, 1979) and Rochelle Gurstein's The Repeal of Reticence: A History of America's Cultural and Legal Struggles over Free Speech, Obscenity, Sexual Liberation, and Modern Art (New York, 1996).
There was nothing intrinsically wrong with Michelle--nor is there with the updated gym-bunny versions of him--but stereotypes per se are something I always instinctively shied away from, more because of their deadening nature than because of anything inherent in the specifics of the stereotype.
For many, caught today in exhausting and insecure jobs and seeing few avenues of escape, the moral narrative does provide some comfort; however deadening one's circumstances, hard work sets off the middle and working classes from the worst elements of humanity.
And unlike almost every other government agency known to man, its writing is (usually) free of deadening bureaucratese.
Unlike the character found in earlier versions of the Don Juan story, Byron's hero is not calculating and manipulative but is a "natural" man whose instincts toward love and life are constantly being thwarted by brutality, hypocrisy, and deadening conventionality.