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  • v. Present participle of marginalize.


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  • Perhaps marginalizing is too strong a term – there are, after all, good people in the academy who do serious work – but at least “de-authorizing,” de-legitimating academic critical writing as such, forcing it to compete on an equal basis with the “deep gossip” of poets writing about their own work & that of others.

    The State of Criticism

  • Insofar as blogging about poetry (and fiction as well -- academic criticism about current fiction is hardly any more useful than its poetry counterpart) does succeed in "marginalizing the academy" even further, this can only be a good thing, so long as academic criticism continues to view literature simply as a "specimen" to be examined for all but its literary qualities.

    The State of Criticism

  • 38Fraser and Gerstle push this analysis further, arguing that the American political class succeeded in marginalizing the divisive "labor question" during the New Deal era.

    Manhood in the Age of Aquarius: Masculinity in Two Countercultural Communities, 1965–83

  • I think many workplaces lagged well behind campuses and the legal profession in marginalizing certain speech (regardless of whether you see that as a good or bad thing), or we wouldn’t have so many lawsuits about workplace statements.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » The Limits of Caution, Judgment, and Tact as Protection 

  • It outlaws any dehumanizing behavior, including murder and hate speech, but also hard-to-define offenses such as "marginalizing," "boasting," "despising" or "stirring up ill feelings."

    Land That Outlawed Hate On Edge as Key Vote Nears

  • The Republicans are kind of marginalizing themselves by hanging a label on the party that moderates aren't welcome and the more that happens and we see it happening going into 2010, the more independents will realize that their natural home is supporting Democratic candidates.

    CNN Transcript Nov 4, 2009

  • You know, in kind of marginalizing Rush Limbaugh, they might inflate his ratings or in marginalizing Glenn Beck, they might get more viewers to Fox.

    CNN Transcript Oct 21, 2009

  • The Archbishop of Canterbury criticized the measure without traditionalist protections as "marginalizing" traditionalists and current proposals for traditionalist protections as "structurally humiliating" for future women bishops.

    General Synod took action on innovation

  • CHICAGO - Health care activists rallied here to express their concern that the big hospital, insurance and pharmaceutical companies were "marginalizing" the single payer option in the discussion on health care reform currently before Congress.

    People's Weekly World Blog

  • PR firm suggests 'marginalizing' citizens 'group, Gazette



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