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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.
Uhry hits the couple meet cute, Teutonic-style, when Lenya pulls up in a rowboat to deliver Weill to a lake house, swiftly seducing him with her no-nonsense provocativeness.
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.
Jordan Stump describes her writing as an "ecriture plate, detachee," yet insists on its provocativeness, calling it "extraordinairement evocatrice, voire hallucinatoire" ("L'Eau" III).
In the late 1980s, even these ineffective guidelines disappeared, and publishers outdid one another in sexual provocativeness.
David Constantine shows the dark side of Brecht in the pornographic sonnets, but places it in the context of his utopian provocativeness.
However barbarous the foe we face, such muscle-flexing on our part displays an astonishing lack of awareness of the provocativeness of such language, not just to our enemies but to potential allies as well.
The role of sexual provocativeness, rape history, and observer gender in perceptions of blame in sexual assault.
If the first four papers provided an overdose of provocativeness, readers will be relieved to study Rizal Ahmad's paper on benefit segmentation in relation to the over-50 consumer in the UK.
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.