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    Mind over memes : passive listening, toxic talk, and other modern language follies / Diana Senechal.
    by Senechal, Diana, author.
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    Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, an imprint of The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Incorporated, [2018]
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  • English language -- Social aspects -- United States.
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    9781538115169 (hardcover)
    1538115166 (hardcover)
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    xv, 180 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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    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.
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    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. (Publisher)
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