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Author Senechal, Diana, author.

Title Mind over memes : passive listening, toxic talk, and other modern language follies / Diana Senechal.

Publication Info. Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2018]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Morris Area PL YA Fiction - MRBB-3  YA 428 SEN    AVAILABLE
 Sycamore PL Adult 2nd Floor - SYLY-12  428 SEN    AVAILABLE
Description xv, 180 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Summary "This collection of interconnected essays tackles words, concepts, and phrases that have become part of the cultural conversation--but deserve to be reexamined. Combining sharp criticism, lyricism, and play, this book argues for judicious and imaginative speech"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Take away the takeaway : the problem with pocketable summaries -- Change, our false god : questioning the rhetoric of reform -- The ubiquitous team (not everything has to be part of one) -- Is listening passive? -- Research has shown -- just what, exactly? -- Social and unsocial justice : how different kinds of justice combine -- The toxicity of "toxic" -- The springs of creativity : how invention and creation require subject matter -- In praise of mixed mindsets : why "growth mindset" may not always be ideal -- What do we mean by "we"? -- A good misfit : how mismatches can enrich our work and life.
Subject Clichés.
English language -- Social aspects -- United States.
Clichés. (OCoLC)fst00864194
English language -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst00911649
Englisch. (DE-588)4014777-0
Mem. (DE-588)4193425-8
Sprachliches Stereotyp. (DE-588)4204852-7
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Other Form: Online version: Senechal, Diana, author. Mind over memes Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2018] 9781538115176 (DLC) 2018040588
ISBN 9781538115169 (hardcover) (alkaline paper)
1538115166 (hardcover) (alkaline paper)

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