Person in Lit

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Section 1

Question Answer
body Consciousnessthe endless whirling of the mind from one thought to another.
bildungsromana novel about the moral and psychological growth of the main character.
change agenta person from inside or outie an organization who helps an organization transform itself.
colorisma practice of discrimination by which those with lighter skin are treated more favorably than those with darker skin.
demagoguea political leader who tries to get support by making false claims and promises using arguments based on emotion rather than reason.
determinismthe doctrine that all events including human action are determined by causes external to the will.
double consciousnesstheory coined by WEB Dubois in his book the souls of black folks. Refers to the thought that one has more than one social identity which makes it difficult to develop a sense of self: the sense of always looking at one's self through the eyes of others.
dramaturgical actiona social action that is designed to e seen by others and improves one's public self image.
echttrue, genuine
efficacioushaving the power to produce a desired effect: efficient.

Section 2

Question Answer
expostulateto disagree with something or argue against it.
epistemicof or relation to knowledge
ethnomethodologya method for understanding the social orders people use to make sense of the world.
eponymone for whom or which something is or is believed to be named
falliblecapable of making mistakes or being erroneous.
free willthe power of acting w/o the constraint of necessity of fate
human agencythe capacity for human beings to make choices.
individual capacityrefers to one's status as a natural person distinct from any other role.
inducementsomething that gives you a reason for doing something and makes you want to do it.
ingénuean innocent girl or young woman.

Section 3

Question Answer
ingenuityskill or cleverness that allows someone to solve problems, invent things, etc.
internalized oppressionwhen member of an oppressed group believes and acts out the stereotypes created about their group.
literary imaginationa forum for all those interested in the distinctive nature, uses and pleasure of literature.
mankindall people thought of as one group; the totality of human beings.
mercurialchanging moods quickly and often.
metaphysics of presencethe desire to be in close proximity to the dominant society.
microcosmsmall world.
militanthaving or should a desire or willingness to use strong extreme and sometimes forceful methods to achieve something.
moral agencyan individuals ability to make moral judgements based on some commonly held notion of right and wrong and to be held accountable for these actions.
nadirthe worst of lowest point of something.

Section 4

Question Answer
non confrontational blacksblack people often in positions of power, who are perceived as acquiescing with the system of white supremacy.
obstinaterefusing to change your behavior or your ideas; difficult to deal with, remove.
ontologythe nature of being.
personperon is a being that has certain capacites or attributes constituting personhood.
personathe way one behaves, talks etc.
pinnaclethe best or most important part of something.
propensitya strong natural tendency to do something.
prosopopoeialimpersonation or personification. also known as character mask.
rhetorical hermeneuticsthe practical inseparablity of interpretation.
saboteura person who destroys.
self regulationthe ability to act in one's long term best interest.
semiotisthe study of signs and symbos and how they are used.
servantone who serves
social structurethe distinctive arrangement of institutions whereby human beings in a society interact and live together.
soul consciousnessthe principle of life feeling, thought and account in humans regarded as a distinct entity separate from the body, and commonly held to be separable in existence form the body;
spuriousnot genuine, sincere or authentic.
strength in the face of adversityeven though one experience troubles in life, one must have the strength to move forward and face the new challenges that await them each day.
unerringalways right and accurate. making no errors.
zealota person who has very strong feelings about something.

Section 5

Question Answer
epitheta statement that renames someone. a positive.
negatie color imageryhow color references blackness to evil or negvative.