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The first is that White parents rejected or disowned white daughters (and sons) for marrying a Black man (or woman), but recanted at the birth of the first grandchild, a behavior that differed dramatically from the more severe and often permanent disownments that prevailed before the civil rights advances of the 1960s.
In my mind, disownments are really just the proud rants of impulse-driven parents sitting on their pedestals of misguided propriety to socially justify the step they are about to take.
For his "American Gothic," Williams simply poached from Wood's American Gothic a dramatic "frame" and poured his fugitive-kind "philosophy into [the] picture." The story of a mother's disownment of her lawless son was simply Williams's way of scratching "below the surface" of Wood's disturbing couple and bringing "art back to real life."
They receive threats of disownment from their parents.
Like any parent of a wild child, Dad struggles to find the ground between tolerance and disownment. In part to leaven the disappointment with his kin, he finds a surrogate son in Michael Sullivan (Tom Hanks), a loyal soldier and family man.
At the point that that scene elides into the shot of Jack's pickup in Signal the following year, the soundtrack of Surf Party links it with Aguirre's disownment of his homosexual hands: "Parking this trailer on the beach is illegal." And--this a super-subtle link barely detectable for the audience--that same link of transgression is activated by Alma Junior's saying that she will "color the beach" on the afternoon of Jack's arrival in Riverton.
Coetzee (1988:5) further points out that the South African pastoral had to deny the colonial history of dispossession and disownment by omitting the truth about black labour, because acknowledging the black serf's toil would threaten the position of the white man as Africa's new heir and would imply that the black "other' is entitled to stake a claim to the land.
It ended with his disownment and, in 1871, his sudden death from smallpox.
As Terry Eagleton points out, "The modest disownment of theory, method, and system; the revulsion from the dominative, totalizing, and unequivocally denotative; the privileging of plurality and heterogeneity, the recurrent gestures of hesitation and indeterminacy, the devotion to gliding and process, ....the distaste for the definitive-it is not difficult to see why such an idiom should become so quickly absorbed within the Anglo-Saxon academies." [9]
Manama, July 15 (BNA): In response to a statement broadcasted by an official of the seditious Al Jazeera Channel, the Bahraini Balushi family members have declared disownment from anyone who betrays his homeland or family, reiterating their allegiance to HM King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and loyalty to the homeland and national values and principles.
Rather, the provider may furnish care if he or she believes that seeking parental consent would have the effect of "substantially" elevating the risk to the minor's wellbeing, with respect to "life, health, mental health, or welfare." (225) The District of Columbia regulation implies that a provider could furnish PrEP if there is a major chance (or the provider is certain) that the minor will be exposed to HIV during the delay caused by seeking parental consent, or if there is a major chance (or the provider is certain) that the minor will experience violence or disownment should the provider notify parents and "out" him or her.
Caste continues to determine marriage patterns in rural and regional (and some) city areas, as inter-caste marriage is expensive for a man marrying a woman from a higher caste, and is detrimental for a woman's status because the act results in her disownment (dibuang) by her family for marrying into a lower caste.