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paranoia

noun delusional insanity, delusions, dissased mind, disordered reason, insanity, lunacy, madness, mania, mental aberration, mental disease, phobia, unreaaonable fear, unreasonable fright
See also: insanity
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Interestingly, Jackson blames the rise of political correctness for the persistence of racial paranoia, writing that "political correctness has proven tragically effective at hiding racism, not just healing it" He would, it seems, prefer recrudescent racism to excessive racial sensitivity.
Rampant racial paranoia emerged following the civil rights revolution of the 1960s.
Consider, for example, how vastly different things might be for General Motors or Ford if they had practiced a little paranoia way back when.
constructed the concept of race and white supremacy (72)." Dialectical struggle over time is missing from this analysis that emphasizes the "concept" over the practice and contradictions of whiteness: "Out of a confluence of slavery, the purity concept, matrilinearity, paranoia, and organized political terror, the English settlers produced for themselves a sense of white nationality (70)." Where did that "purity concept" or "sense" come from, what were its contradictions, and how did it become hegemonic?
If today paranoia's distinctive sensibility--its blend of
But there are problems with this book's premisses and arguments, principally in the collocation of 'paranoia' with 'modernism' and the over-psychological reading of writers' responses to professionalization.
By the time DSM-III came along, paranoia was no longer even listed as a symptom of schizophrenia.
The paper focuses on an interpretation of the basic concept "paranoia" from Pynchon's novel.
In short, the Moscow patriarchy is stuck in a time warp which causes paranoia and insecurity.
17, Dinh called Americans United and other groups opposed to McConnell "extremists" who "pander to paranoia and fabricate controversy."
Some of these people seem overly hostile and anti-social-which is obvious given their stated intents, but it appears to border on paranoia, and is fixated on the government and progress (after all, Ted Kaczynski, the Unabomber, was one).
The conditions that are used, time and again, to absolve the authorities from any implication in their own violence is the purposeful creation of a climate of paranoia and madness around each summit.