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It has previously been found that ambivalently attached children who develop expectations of the self as helpless and incompetent at an early stage of childhood may remain passive and wary when exploring and interacting with the social world outside the family (B.-B.
Loya shapes a provocative image of Liszt that is not so much cosmopolitan--that is, ambivalently vet still hierarchically assimilative--as it is transcultural, a concept which resists "the dichotomies (and implicitly Eurocentric) terms 'acculturation' (culture acquisition on the dominant culture's terms) and 'deculturation' (loss of culture)" (p.
When she writes that "a variety of Jewish masculine differences may indeed have empowered and distinguished the Jewish man, but ambivalently, and at a cost to his sexual (self) image" (p.
She ambivalently consented and I grabbed the envelope.
Part 2 focuses on the multidisciplinary aspects of colonial mission, exploring the "missionary self" ambivalently perched between enlightenment and empire, between teacher and scholar, and produced by the missionary history of Protestantism.
Beguilingly simple, relaxed in its mastery and enhanced by Isabelle Huppert's impeccable poise, helmer-writer Hong Sang-soo's ambivalently titled "In Another Country" plays like the flipside of his Paris-set "Night and Day." While that 2008 film satirized Koreans' antics abroad, the new pic makes Huppert's "otherness" a dramatic lodestone, observing not only how Koreans treat foreigners, but also how they behave toward each other in the company of strangers; their amusingly awkward interactions constitute a deeper reflection on the concept of give-and-take in love and life.
are undeniable--if ambivalently viewed--dual magnets.
Despite the title's reference to the emancipation of European Jews in the Age of Enlightenment, this volume's theme is allo-Semitism, which treats Jews ambivalently as a radically different people.
The first chapter examines adaptations of Shakespeare's Lear, operas by Giovanni Paisiello and Fernando Paer, and Amelia Opie's novella The Father and Daughter to argue that in such works the literature of sentiment ambivalently shifts the notion of human flourishing from the holy to the bourgeois family and from religious belief to human virtue, especially that of the dutiful, virginal daughter, who through her activity props up an otherwise tottering paternal authority.
It's exactly three years ago that the ins and outs of the overpopulated strip were sealed off by the Israeli military just as tightly as the entire "International Community" shut its eyes and ambivalently turned its back on a horrifying massacre that was in the making.
Here the factory is a metaphor extended to the city's cultural imaginary, the maquiladora de suenos [dreams] referenced in the introduction, and more ambivalently through the first three contributions to the book.