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microcosm

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man regarded as epitomizing the universe
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While Neate suggests that El Hoyo microcosmically represents Chicano identity, I propose that Garza and his barbershop act as synecdoches for the even more complex community intertextual conflicts of economic systems, gendered spaces, and assimilation threats.
For Weil, a matrix of ineluctable laws and force-relations governs material reality both macrocosmically and microcosmically, shaping the universe as a whole and the intimate processes of our bodies and minds.
When it comes to potential controversy, academy voters are more comfortable with pictures that manage to capture something of the tenor of their times in the previously mentioned manners of allegorically, microcosmically (usually in the context of a family) and historically.
In fact, this family reproduces microcosmically the political structure of Mexico (as well as most other places) at the time-a structure which successive revolutions (like that of Zapata, for example) had been trying to overthrow since independence from Spain, but which bafflingly always seemed to re-assert itself when the revolutionary leader, drunk with power, himself became a new Caudillo (a situation nicely caught at the end of Ella Kazan's Viva Zapa ta, made the year after Susana; and cf.
Two Yugoslavias" (1918 to 1941 and 1945 to 1991) were created in the aftermath of the two world wars; these, in many ways, were fought microcosmically as civil wars on the territory from which the new "South Slav" state was formed.
But it is also unremittingly intelligent and one feels microcosmically enlightened after attending it.