There are a few comparative references in this context to the House of Fame and the Book of the Duchess; but nothing is said here or elsewhere about the Parliament of Fowls, which surely, in its way, counterpoises
ideas of antiquity and modernity.
two brothers--Ahmad (Cesar Montano), an assimilated doctor, and Musa (Nonie Buencamino), a rebel leader--as they engage in angry airings of their choices and beliefs.
Pateman explicitly recognises the historical specificity of the social context of the sexual relations between men and women and counterpoises
this to abstract universal contractarianism.
"With the return of the telescope, work proceeded apace; the ladders to support the lower gallery were installed, plus the gallery itself together with its counterpoises
and chains out to the lifting windlass; both upper galleries on the west wall were mounted with all the necessary supporting and operating machinery.
Takasaki's elemental design is heavy with primal metaphor, and counterpoises
the twin themes of earth and water against those of the polar and celestial.
Nothing in this book recalls the glory and the agony of battle so well as did Philips here in 1750, nothing in the late-twentieth-century ideology of the book rivals the naive anti-war spirit so well as Southey's hackneyed `The Battle of Blenheim' which, in 1799 (published 1800), ironically counterpoises
sentiments, such as are expressed in Philips's `Bleinheim', when Old Kaspar instructs his grandchildren and their naive prattle instructs him and us:
In her work one of the most useful counterpoises
to traditional analyses of power is S/M; and she locates the discourses of transgender and S/M neatly within a larger performative framework, observing that "transgender is simply identity more consciously performed on the infrequently used playing field of gender, [while] S/M is simply a relationship more consciously performed within the forbidden arena of power." In fine, she maps performance onto an episteme not unlike that of quantum mechanics: power and gender, identity and relationship, are aspects of the same inexpungible pleroma, alternately real and virtual responses to social attractors, and manifesting only in specific representational frames in engagement with specific observers.