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Remember, in Buddhist observation our minds reify our limiting thoughts of persons moment by moment, reducing the person just to that limiting thought of him or her.
3) Rather, my argument is that these studies indicate a trend in feminist argumentation theory within rhetorical studies that tends to essentialize and reify gender stereotypes rather than problematize them, and more importantly perhaps, the dichotomization of "patriarchal" and "feminist" argument strategies tends to forcibly separate the constraining and enabling dimensions of all language systems.
I note that, like the encounter in town (in which a particular appearance is perceived as reappearance, thus exemplifying the circus), reading and writing "about" a particular circus transform that circus's text so as to reify the circus as a generalized idea.
Although I appreciate her innovative approaches to literacies, and her insistence on keeping this chapter descriptive rather than prescriptive, I am left to wonder what happens when students "perform badly" and utilize performance (as opposed to traditional practices of reading, writing, and discourse) to reify rather than challenge preexisting assumptions and stereotypes about others.
Chapter four explores how The House of Mirth and The Custom of the County "oddly mirror each other" in the ways that they protest women's places in the domestic sphere, places that work to reify class status so that "home" becomes a place that precludes human interaction and hinders personal development (112).
She critiques the tendency of the mainstream media to reify and contain a Latina/o identity that is then sold back to youth in ways that limit Latina/o agency.
Prendergast uses contemporary literacy theory and critical race theorists' reading of the Brown ruling to argue that the justices' explicit and implicit arguments reify a view of education as essentially White property.
To reify success -- to turn into a thing -- encourages us to think of success as something we can acquire or own.
But the exceptional status of the white girl amid black perspectives does not reify blackness and black judgments because Morrison does not identify the white girl.
But in bespeaking the object's ephemerality, the blur also acknowledges the transience of perception, pointing to what has been called the specious present--exactly what photography is uniquely equipped to reify.