9781538115169-1538115166-Mind over Memes: Passive Listening, Toxic Talk, and Other Modern Language Follies

Mind over Memes: Passive Listening, Toxic Talk, and Other Modern Language Follies

ISBN-13: 9781538115169
ISBN-10: 1538115166
Author: Senechal, Diana
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Format: Hardcover 196 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781538115169
ISBN-10: 1538115166
Author: Senechal, Diana
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Format: Hardcover 196 pages

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Acknowledged authors Senechal, Diana wrote Mind over Memes: Passive Listening, Toxic Talk, and Other Modern Language Follies comprising 196 pages back in 2018. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1538115166 and 9781538115169. Since then Mind over Memes: Passive Listening, Toxic Talk, and Other Modern Language Follies textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Too often our use of language has become lazy, frivolous, and even counterproductive. We rely on clichés and bromides to communicate in such a way that our intentions are lost or misinterpreted. In a culture of “takeaways” and buzzwords, it requires study and cunning to keep language alive.

In Mind over Memes: Passive Listening, Toxic Talk, and Other Modern Language Follies, Diana Senechal examines words, concepts, and phrases that demand reappraisal. Targeting a variety of terms, the author contends that a “good fit” may not always be desirable; delivers a takedown of the adjective “toxic”; and argues that “social justice” must take its place among other justices. This book also includes a critique of our modern emphasis on quick answers and immediate utility.

By scrutinizing words and phrases that serve contemporary fads and follies, this book stands up against the excesses of language and offers engaging alternatives. Drawing on literature, philosophy, social sciences, music, and technology, Senechal offers a rich framework to make fresh connections between topics. Combining sharp criticism, lyricism, and wit, Mind over Memes argues for judicious and imaginative speech.

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