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30) These incidents suggest that a shrinking Lake Chad and its archipelagic geography increases the porousness of the border region and creates a transit corridor for Boko Haram and potentially other violent non-state actors to move between Nigeria and its neighbors.
Chen allows "animacy" to become an increasingly slippery term throughout the book, exploring the porousness between categories and hierarchies.
There is a sense of both porousness and urgency, and one could even propose that the series as a whole is a kind of response to questions it doesn't even know yet how to ask--there is a need to reimagine, to invent, and to move forward.
Inherent in the very nature of this project of examining Chinese trade in Southeast Asia is the recognition of the porousness of the divide between the regions of China and Southeast Asia.
It tended to have a smallness about it; it was pinched and quite Lenten, whereas Britishness I associated with porousness, with confidence, with pluralism, things that I liked about living here.
Smugglers take advantage of the length (2,300 km) and porousness of the border, which is especially vulnerable along the stretch that hugs northeastern Venezuela.
Also, higher RCA content increases water absorption but decreases density, thus leading to increased porousness in concrete.
Open borders means that there will of necessity be a certain porousness that makes the escape of slaves from slave to free states more possible.
Salcedo says cast steel has some degree of porousness, he decided to make the body of the faucet from a stainless steel forging.
Self-exile" is therefore a state of having lost sensitivity to the porousness of categorizations, to the way that naming someone else is a way of asserting power and taking away that person's authority over her own identity.
In LA, even as social naming practices related to race lock Joe Christmas into a fatal identity, the quirks and twists of individuals' mistaken identifications and moments of ambiguous signification introduce porousness and flexibility into what appear to be inescapable mechanisms of cultural predetermination.
Holt has found inventive ways to use language that suggests the porousness of identity, the correspondence between self and other, neighbor and foreigner, you and them.