Definitions

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  • n. A co-opting: a commandeering, appropriation, or taking over.
  • n. A co-opting: an absorption or assimilation.

Etymologies

From coopt +‎ -ation. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • This cooptation was a kind of containment, it might be said, from which women could never quite break free, partly because their culture made it virtually impossible for them even to imagine what such freedom might entail.

    My Name Was Martha: A Renaissance Woman's Autobiographical Poem

  • They had been, well, duped through an old social activism trick called cooptation:

    Christian Science Monitor | All Stories

  • Bref je piapiate avec elle jusqu'a trouver la breche qui me fait dire "non mais je connais votre fonctionnement car j'ai souvent postulé pour travailler chez vous" la elle est etonnée et me pose plein de questions et tout et tout et me fait remplir un dossier de "cooptation".

    pinku-tk Diary Entry

  • Paris, who is also a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in London, classified a future president Obama opting for "cooptation" rather than confrontation, a characteristic attributed to the Bush Administration.

    MyAntiwar.org

  • The Fijian junta's cooptation of the 99% meme as it outlaws and brutally punishes any form of protest is a meta-lobbying joke well-played on HuffPost readers.

    Anna Lenzer: "Team Fiji" Co-opts the 99%

  • A cooptation strategy would not have been easy to implement.

    The Return

  • My gut rebels, in the same way that watching middle-class drag kings portraying their take on the brutish masculinity of working class males for sexual arousal of screaming mostly middle class (or aspiring thereto) women struck me as sick-making cooptation.

    Archive 2010-02-01

  • But he recognized the greater value to his mission that cooptation of the tribe afforded.

    Chaos Or Community | ATTACKERMAN

  • Brow-beating (societal interest above self interest, power as power, cooptation and betrayal) particularly via manufactured bankrupcties

    Greece and the EuroZone: Angie, Ain't It Time to Say Goodbye?

  • It really is quite fascinating to see how people are reacting to the possible cooptation of what is vital to their city identity.

    Cooperative Blog » 2008 » June

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