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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However, social psychologists Morris Rosenberg and Nancy Schlossberg, who draw on the sociological concept of marginality in their work and are often cited in student affairs research, offer a different perspective from which writing centers can meaningfully approach this issue.
Ecumenism, Marginality, and the Challenge of Manyness
I will devote future articles to specific ideas and techniques to help break the participation barriers delineated in the subcultural, marginality, and discrimination hypotheses.
But in a world shaped by Eurocentric discourse and influence, marginality is difficult to annul.
The film's insistence on probing the experience of marginality in the black gay community leads it to experiment with form so as to position the lives of its subjects in an outsider space, a space in which traditional documentary devices are to be cast aside wherever they prove ill-fitting.
Therefore, content analysis is used to delineate several marginality response patterns emanating from the myriad of dilemmas encountered by the Estelust (e.
Some cultural practices are the products of economic marginality and do not survive its demise.
It is, of course, the marginality that tragically trumps the love and the Kochs and their extended family--the numerous talented well-off cousins and aunts who make the early chapters of this memoir as confusing as an epic Russian novel--are pushed out of Germany, out of Europe, out of life in those death camps where the lingua franca is German.
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.
Yet, readers will be rewarded with rich stories about transnationalism and marginality that carry meaning, whether the days they took place were truly stormy or sun-drenched.
18, 2004, the Globe and Mail's Jeffrey Simpson alluded to "the marginality of Parliament" that had persisted despite every promise that had been made before Martin came to power.
Cinematically speaking, we need only recall the works of Ottawa's late Frank Cole and, in more antic versions of marginality, the films of Lee Demarbre.