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  •  smart folks choose real targets not parodic ones (1+ / 0-)
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    an audience being reactionary only reinforces the claims of actual racists

    She's done some really good work highlighting the offensively racist (and misogynistic) way Asians (especially women) are portrayed.
    In texts of this type, each voice may be taken to be parodic of the other; readers are invited to entertain each of the resulting contradictory interpretations in potentially endless succession. In this sense such texts remain fundamentally open... readers may witness the alternation of statement and counterstatement, interpretation and antithetical interpretation, up to a conclusion which fails, often ostentatious, to resolve their hermeneutic perplexity. (Morson 1989)

    Warning - some snark may be above‽ (-9.50; -7.03)‽ eState4Column5©2013 "I’m not the strapping young Muslim socialist that I used to be" - Barack Obama 04/27/2013 (@eState4Column5).

    by annieli on Fri Mar 28, 2014 at 08:19:05 AM PDT

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