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multivalent

[¦məl·tə′vā·lənt]
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Calico refrains from offering her own judgment on the aesthetic value of the work, rather uncovering the ways in which A Survivors multivalence made it susceptible to a variety of readings across postwar Europe, and in turn highlighting the inextricable relationship between aesthetics and politics during that time.
Whatever form you spoke of you were right': Multivalence and Ambiguous Address in Cormac McCarthy's The Road.
Consequently, the affective in teaching relations is not characterized by only one function (positive affection), but in its ambivalence or multivalence, for being dependent of the appreciation that the subject does of the relation with the socio-cultural and historical context, of the conditions of teaching production, of available knowledge, of senses and meanings in circulation.
Alvarez provides an important revision of her own earlier position, in which she acknowledges the multivalence of NGOs, crediting some as producers of feminist knowledge and disseminators of feminist discourses.
The case studies discussed in the essays draw attention to these complexities, emphasizing the multivalence of neoclassicism when the style used both as a symbol of Imperial power and as an emblem of the nascent republics.
5) Thus the poet must exploit in the best manner the multivalence at the root of language so that poetry becomes a way of joyously splashing about in this misunderstanding [understanding in selected situations].
7) Stasis is a creation of the community, within the community, that simultaneously calls into question the very character and unity of the community as such, so that, given its multivalence, 'stasis has the capacity to disturb the mutual support of presence and absence'.
Whereas literal transparency tends to generate confusion in space, phenomenal transparency and in this case the Brasilia project, organises its multivalence.
Aaron Decker's examination of the textual difficulties of 1 Samuel 10:27 within the broader hermeneutical horizon of thinking about multiple readings and multivalence.
Its inherent multivalence and interrelatedness is splendidly explored in this collection of 16 scholarly essays written over a span of two decades and a half by noted art historian, Devangana Desai.
Rosa-Linda Fregoso notes that "surreal segments strategically inserted within cinematic realism produce a multivalence of effects" (107).
Kayamori's in-between status reflects a level of ambiguity and multivalence in his photographs, providing representations that intervene in both the static and timeless notion of the vanishing Indian and the progressive teleology of the assimilation project.