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The various Islamist movements in the region have been the main vehicles for such self-assertion, but these movements have not been able to translate their proven credibility into coherent state-building momentum.
When John's sister Liza exposes Jane and she comes out from behind the drapes, the give and take that follows sets the stage, despite the ages of its actors, for the question the rest of the novel will pursue, namely, under what conditions self-assertion is productive:
Nevertheless, Broomhall's findings on women's strategies for textual self-assertion and on the sociocultural geography of women's publication make a new contribution, and her bibliographic work provides much raw material for other scholars to explore.
The same impulse to self-assertion cuts across the liturgical battles, even though the issues are more complex and public interest much smaller.
From within the organizing matrix of Bloch's presentation, Heidegger's pastoral language of field paths, native soil, path marks, fertile ground, and folkish rootedness--what I will summarily term 'Heidegger's roots'--betrays a fundamental unity with the language and axiomatics of his 'other' paramilitary discourse about heroism, sacrifice, courage, will, struggle, hardness, violence, and self-assertion that marks his political works of the '30s and beyond.
Against the background of a conception of humanity as constituted by "the dynamic orientation to God that lies at the core of its being" (8), he identifies sin as a self-contradictory and ultimately self-destructive attempt to find one's identity in "self-maintenance, self-assertion and self-justification" (92) rather than in responsive surrender to God's gracious self-gift.
On the other end of the continuum are the individuals who are characterized by high functioning, altruism, affiliation, sublimation, humor, self-awareness, and self-assertion.
Minority groups' self-assertion in terms of their group identity will be viewed -- positively by some and negatively by others -- as fragmenting a presumably common, American culture.
4] When, in "The City of Refuge," Rudolph Fisher's protagonist gawks at a black policeman ordering about white motorists, he is looking wide-eyed into the dawning of a form of black male self-assertion not previously thought possible in the face of white racism.
CPE's music so often breathes signs of struggle in this conscious re-forging of form and style, and the harpsichord, with its often snarling tones and taut delivery, is an ideal vehicle for this battle of self-assertion.
The author then divides his study into three main sections: "The Church between Self-Assertion and Self-Renewal" [Kirche zwischen Selbstbehauptung und Selbsterneuerung]; "The Church as New Authority between State and Politics" [Kirche als Neue Autoritaet zwischen Staat und Politik]; and "Ecclesionomy between Theonomy and Autonomy" [Ekklesionomie zwischen Theonomie und Autonomie].
17-18) Frequently involving "physical or symbolic violence," the forms of self-assertion in which Berliners on the street engaged "offered or promised at least the possibility of a non-alienated, 'self-assertive' [eigen-sinnige] articulation of interests, that took place, not at a distance, but in immediate proximity to the body and the senses.