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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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Thus there is a certain constructive subversiveness built into the scientific enterprise, as a new generation of scientists makes its own contribution.
No representatives of the workers came to see me or my partner to let us know they were dissatisfied,'" (66) Foreignness, radicalness, and subversiveness became interwoven in this struggle, which was fought not just over working conditions and union recognition but also over the ways in which workers' class, gender, and ethnicity would be represented in mainstream and radical presses, and Winnipeg's elite was careful to emphasize the ways in which labour radicals did not belong in the city.
There are just enough elements of convention to bait those looking for something of the historical or 'objective', but its subtle subversiveness can also frustrate those same critics.
Sapphism and the Subversiveness of Virginia Woolf's Orlando.
In The Bird Sanctuary his subversiveness is, no doubt, subdued and directed towards the socially integrative (even though that may seem contradictory), in stark contrast to his version of Valle-Inclan's Barbaric Comedies at the Abbey in 2000, which brought to the reigning artistic director 'hate mail .
In spite of the fact that it falls short of radically altering traditional gender formulations, Trueba succeeds in creating a subversiveness that is at one and the same time a facade and an authentic departure from previous constructions of sexual identities.
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.
It is moved from the realm of realism and immediacy to that of self-expression and subversiveness that Hogan refers to, shedding a new light on the epistolary form and the reasons why it has been used throughout history.
of disloyalty or subversiveness have been made for a period longer than
Easy Virtue," based on a Noel Coward play, tries a bit too hard to be eccentric, but it boasts a couple of reliably watchable actors in Kristin Scott Thomas and Colin Firth and just enough subversiveness to make it tolerable.
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.