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Biswas in Naipaul's novel, the residents of Chamoiseau's Texaco reappropriate their exclusion and manage to own their own stories "even as they remain disowned and illegitimate on the territory they occupy" (109).
"It has been agreed that, if we could reappropriate the Bierton Centre, we could provide 420 additional places in that part of the city."
Might Tropic reappropriate Beethoven's Ninth, or the figure of the Beethoven hero, in Manzanar's performance?
Santeria's practices reappropriate a hegemonic religious discourse in order to apply it to the Afro-Caribbean lived experience, thus disrupting long established body/mind dichotomies.
As Young points out in her afterword, "In a world not organized through nations and their mirror-images of monsters, there might be no need for American Frankenstein metaphors at all; in a world not consistently devoted to demonizing blackness, there might be no need to reappropriate monstrosity" (228-29).
Hitchcott explores the ways in which Beyala and her characters negotiate identity through performance and improvisation by conforming with or disrupting cultural norms, arguing that the writer embraces the ambivalent space she occupies in France to perform her marginality in a strategic attempt to reappropriate exoticism to her own ends.
With Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left, From Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning, Jonah Goldberg, a conservative columnist and editor-at-large of National Review Online, attempts to reappropriate the word from those who employ it willy-nilly against enemies to their right.
The tragic result of this hermeneutic of suspicion is almost total ignorance of the Thomistic metaphysics of esse that Siewerth attempts to reappropriate in light of Hegel and Heidegger.
In the introduction Hahn invokes her subversive impulse to "reappropriate the exotic mystique of the 'fan dance' stereotype of the demure 'Oriental lady' who entices the onlookers' gaze by revealing and concealing her body ...
Rossman's exhaustive research leaves no doubt that workers vociferously protested those elements of the "revolution from above" that undermined their shop floor traditions and physical well-being, and that in so doing many deployed the language of class and sought to reappropriate the meanings of October.
Indeed, Chude-Sokei argues, Williams's subversive black-on-black minstrelsy "authorized" the work of, among others, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Josephine Baker, Claude McKay, Duke Ellington, Langston Hughes, Marcus Garvey, and Louis Armstrong, providing such modernists with the power to reappropriate the mask of primitive blackness for the newly expansive and activist ends of black subjectivity.
While Beinart does attempt to reappropriate the words "strength," "toughness," and "patriotism," he does not believe that wallpapering them over photo-op backdrops is sufficient to realize their true meaning.