liminality


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liminality

the situation of those in transit across the symbolic boundaries between statuses, especially in RITUALS (e.g. in RITE OF PASSAGE, CARNIVAL) – see A. van Gennep, The Rites of Passage (1909).
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It is a jargon-ridden exercise in academic colonialism in which the author ignores and distorts features of medieval life that are frowned upon by today's elites, then tries to replace them with liminality, hybridity, and other endlessly fluid postmodern abstractions.
To capture the particular dynamics of this period, we introduce the concept of ceasefire state-making, which we define as characterized by 'liminality'.
"If liminality is what I want to experience and explore, that it should be the subject," she said.
This paper approaches the concept of liminality from the view point of a British cultural anthropologist, Victor Witter Turner (1920-1983).
Drawing on our professional experiences, we suggest that the challenge can be addressed in higher education, but we underline that fostering transformative learning in tertiary learning settings requires institutional change and the orchestration of liminality and mindful transforming learning and training environments.
But if it's about endings, it's also about beginnings, restarts, and liminality as Zeqo's poems spin the reader through the past, present, and future on a joyride of associative logic, or as the second poem of the collection puts it, "Cdo mbritje eshte rikthim.
But, we know a great deal about where we are: We are at an in-between moment, (8) a time of liminality.
The mode of (dis)placement requires that Shahid occupy a space of eternal liminality, return with no origin and no end.
In combination they shed light on the city from "below" and highlight the migrant experience of entanglement, liminality, and mobility from a reflexive point of departure.
The term liminality, originating in the Latin for "threshold," (1) is used in this context as a term to link ideas about the relationship between body, architecture and surface, and in so doing marks the Juncture between one condition and another, a potential space.
Peter Messent, "Mark Twain, White Elephants and Siamese Twins: Humour and Liminality"
In the threshold state, all the neutralities are transformed in order to create an exit from the liminality; the ritual is not finished until the knowledge conquers the ambiguity.