critical potential

critical potential

[′krid·ə·kəl pə′ten·chəl]
(atomic physics)
The energy needed to raise an electron to a higher energy level in an atom (resonance potential) or to remove it from the atom (ionization potential).
(electricity)
A potential which results in sudden change in magnitude of the current.
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Along these lines, both Cormican's chapter and John Lessard's opening essay in this collection thematize the underlying critical potential in the visual representation of abuse and labor (in terms of maternal and of everyday work).
The convener of the Ghana peace conference, lawyer and mediator Ayo Ayoola-Amale, underscored the critical potential and impact of women in peace negotiations.
It is this emphasis on possibility that distinguishes utopianism from mere wishful thinking and highlights its critical potential as "social dreaming" that uses the future to criticize the present.
Given how much attention is being paid to the emergence of artificial intelligence in the workplace, aren't we neglecting the much more critical potential of learning how to work on teams?
He points to the critical potential of transformative and transcendent religion; Markus Weingart sets out new results of his extensive research on religion as a factor for peace; and Viola Raheb contributes thought-provoking reflections on violence and non-violence in the context of occupation.
Although the critical potential of the collective's commercial practice is touted repeatedly in the exhibition catalogue, it hardly seems substantiated by Television Commercial or many of the other works actually on view.
As a result, the critical potential of McCay's "modernist sensibilitty}" as a newspaper cartoonist seems likewise reduced (168).
The essays that follow fall into two categories: those that move modern critical questions into the past for exploration in a new environment (Noone's essay on the work of Evangeline Walton, Susana Brower's "Magical Goods, 'Orphaned' Exchanges, Punishment and Power in the Fourth Branch of the Mabinogi," and Jonathan Evans and Stephen Knight's work on Twm Sion Cati are standout examples), and those that examine components of the mythic past in the present, where their narrative and critical potential for modern audiences can be explored in a popular context (for example, Carolynn E.
For precisely this reason it is required to revisit the problem in order to firstly, grasp it theoretically, and secondly, to show its critical potential. It is necessary to enunciate in what ways space is simultaneously a product and a producer mediating social relations (Goonewardena 2004: 168).
What makes Entanglements more than the sum of its disparate parts is Chow's willingness to take seriously the force of recursive, looping modes of thought, and to explore the critical potential of montage, which serves as an object of study as well as a structuring principle of the collection.
In the queer art of failure, Judith Halberstam considers the critical potential of aesthetic and cultural moments of failure.