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subversive

1. liable to subvert or overthrow a government, legally constituted institution, etc.
2. a person engaged in subversive activities, etc.
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The witches' subversiveness seems safely contained by the end, however, when men are firmly 'back on top', (27) with the witches arrested, all spells cancelled, and Whetstone excluded.
The subversiveness so prevalent in the other works is quietly nuanced in Chalmers' clay and mixed media tableaux.
He explores the extent to which texts that emerged from a social, republican tradition in France have become absorbed within a liberal field of reception in a manner that eliminates their ideological subversiveness. He also seeks to relocate terms borrowed from French social theory--such as governmentality, and cultural capital--as provisional and heuristic rather than the a priori concepts they too often become in English scholarship.
the plain people of Ireland') by calling it 'post-revisionist' or by linking it to postcolonial studies in other parts of the world; but this cannot conceal its similarity to old-school nationalist history-writing, with its 'rah-team-rah' celebration of all that appears subversively anti-English in Irish culture, and its tendency to define Irish culture mainly by the criterion of anti-English subversiveness. Connolly's vision of history as a more fluid process of identity-negotiations will not appeal to nativist essentialists; but they have more than enough publications to cater for their specific vision, whereas Connolly's case needed to be made, and deserved to get the substantial publication form that it now has.
"Even if they don't get that we're riffing on children's television, they get the subversiveness of these childlike puppets doing what they do."
The body count runs high at Brangwyn boarding school, but tension, surprise and viewer interest are the real casualties in "The Moth Diaries." A commercially calculated grab for a slice of the "Twilight" pie, this adaptation of Rachel Klein's young-adult vampire novel feels all the more disappointingly tame coming from writer-director Mary Harron, bringing none of her usual subversiveness to bear on the story's shopworn gothic and Sapphic overtones.
As Jacob Bronowski observed more than half a century ago, the enterprise of science requires the adoption of certain values: Truth, honor, teamwork, constructive subversiveness, engagement with the other, freedom, imagination, and a method for the arbitration of disputes.
The mystery of this most recent production, however, is that it stars British actors who, through no fault of their own, have but little understanding of the perilously fine line between satire and subversiveness in the Bulgaria of 1974.
* ON HIP HOP YOGA: Hip Hop helped me to deal with overwhelming feelings, like anger, passion, like aloofness, like subversiveness. Hip Hop Politics is a course I designed.
Similarities between the drama's unnamed priest and its hard-drinking, money-seeking, and ritual- and curse-performing Mary Byme--the suggestively named mother of the reluctant tinker groom--may imply that tinker-like subversiveness has utility for the late-imperial Irish.
Ultimately, therefore, an international boundary does divide, and thus upholds the states on either side, however much Ishikawa in some respects seems more prone to highlight their mutual subversiveness at an interface, or the permeability of such a zone for cultural-cum-cognitive interactions and unification.
The subversiveness of such a spatial product lies in the fact that it operates almost invisibly, while functionally it is capable of completely transforming the economic base of a sizeable political entity.