The beach scene where this happens is one in which the potentiality of the liminal state
is at its height.
The productive nature of the liminal state
is further explored in the chapter evocatively entitled "Between Pharaoh's Army and the Red Sea." In-betweenness characterizes not only the lives of those women that Kihato explores; it is also a state in which the author finds herself as a migrant, having come to Johannesburg at the dawn of South Africa's democracy with hopes of a brighter future.
[and] a 'natural care' about animals may lead to broader environmental caring." Furthermore, in Chapter 7 of the same compilation, Aaron Katcher argues that animal interaction may serve a vital therapeutic role for children with learning and mental irregularities, especially at the liminal state
He referred to people in the liminal state
as threshold people, "slip[ping] through the network of classifications that normally locate states and positions in cultural space" (Turner, 1969, p.
I think we went to great lengths to not impress anything upon the script, and to indulge in this notion that there was more going on, but it's just at the edge of our liminal state
. It's well off in the distance, in the wings, in our rear-view mirrors, as it were.
As a result, some patients occupy a liminal state
in which they are alive but are dependent on technology and have little quality of life.
Chapter one sets out their liminal state
. Being bereft of legal rights unless they became naturalized, English exiles were tremendously dependent on their hosts.
As a liminal state
, a postdoctoral degree could offer budding scholars time to mature into academics and to complete ritualistic tasks that will solidify their change in status, ranging from the publication of their first book, the opportunity to teach senior courses, and a head start on their next major book project.
Their liminal state
allows them to assimilate and modify Western approaches, growing a particularly productive opportunity to create, in order to comment upon issues of nostalgia, alienation, memory and loss.
A person in a liminal state
is in a process of becoming but is not yet; for s/he is not in a present fixed point and nor is s/he in a future fixed point.
By casting writers into the abyss between freedom and unfreedom, notes Breytenbach, authoritarian regimes attempt to "whiten words into the unsaid." With their lives at stake, caught in a liminal state
, writers counter the oubliette of the blank page with the black ink of witness and imagination--the power of the liberated pen.
The subsequent flooding of the Denton River appropriately serves as an initiation rite, cleansing the initiate for a new role as he emerges from the liminal state
. We attempt to visualize this seemingly violent scene of destruction as all blend into one self-reflecting watery state--"The river in itself is drowned" (471)--a liminal state
spawning imaginative creations of every kind--eels bellowing within oxen (473-4), horses hanging on to leeches (475-6), boats sailing over bridges (477), and fish intruding on horses' stables.