marginality


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marginality

the state of being part insider and part outsider to a social group. The term was perhaps first used by PARK (1928) to refer to the ‘cultural hybrid’ who shares ‘the life and traditions of two distinct groups’. Park focused particularly on migrants, stressing the disorienting effects of marginality. However, the concept can obviously be used to refer to many types of social marginality e.g. the marginality of the parvenu, the stigmatized, etc. See also STRANGER.
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If post-colonialism is a language which grasps the global and the local by understanding the complexities of imperial relationship, a study of the issue of marginality in the Ibis trilogy is alone sufficient to show that this language of post-colonialism is ever alive as it can endearingly embrace fictionality, historicity, and material reality by virtue of its inclusive interrogation, immaculate investigation and ingenious imagination.
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Another hypothesis, the marginality hypothesis, suggests that institutional discrimination contributes to decreased participation in interpretation.
s understanding of the role of luminal marginality in the self-understanding of Asian American Catholics needs some qualification.
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The program would contribute to the solution of the problem of marginality that affects small rural producers in Western Guatemala.
But the memoir itself is, for the most part, a series of lightly told bits of a life narrative, a boulevardier version of a history of constant marginality and displacement recalled in a mix of straight narrative, letters and sections of script-like dialogue.
For almost all of them, "the idea of an interventionist state strongly committed to social housing and job development seems either a hallucination or a bad joke, because governments long ago abdicated any serious effort to combat slums and redress urban marginality," he writes.
Some of these reasons are: chilly climate of the academy for members of minority groups, endeavors at marginality and undermining of minority faculty research and teaching, excessive teaching loads and service assignments, unrealistic work expectations, social isolation, and unsupportive work environment.