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estrangement

[estrānj′mənt]
Etymology: L, extraneus, not belonging
1 a psychological effect of the separation of a mother from her newborn required when the infant is ill or premature or has a congenital defect, thereby diverting the mother from establishing a normal relationship with her child.
2 the feeling that external objects have a strange, unfamiliar, or unreal quality, caused by a failure of cathexis of the external ego boundary, one of whose functions is to identify external objects as real and familiar.
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Through an examination of African-American tourists' affective investments in slave forts in Senegal and Ghana alongside photographs by Chester Higgins and Carrie Mae Weems, as well as Haile Gerima's film Sankofa, Tillet's excellent third chapter offers a compelling account of how African Americans have responded to the experience of post-civil rights civic estrangement through an African-American exceptionalist fantasy of diasporic solidarity with Africa.
This process of estrangement is the subject of Catherine Nicholson's beautifully written Uncommon Tongues, which argues that the vernacular eloquence of the early English Renaissance is fundamentally eccentric, estranged both from familiar ideals of Englishness as well as classical standards of linguistic propriety.
Simpson's book places its outcast characters and their foreign commodities--gifts and poisons--beside signals of textual strangeness or "techniques of estrangement," such as the metaphor, the foreign word, and the footnote.
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Lucidly argued, elegantly written, beautifully illustrated, and covering much needed scholarly territory, The Art of Estrangement was a pleasure to read and will be a required text from now on in my "Three Cultures of Spain" course.
Yet on the same page, he quotes Bloch: "the real function of estrangement is--and must be--the provision of a shocking and distancing mirror above the all too familiar reality" (35), and this surely applies to much that is supposedly naturalistic.
This is a deeply engaging book, and readers will be left thinking about the themes of connections and estrangements long after they have turned the final page.
Coleman, whose book When Parents Hurt (New York: William Morrow, 2007) focuses on estrangement.
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No doubt, there are obstacles, but we will overcome them with our will and determination to end the state of estrangement and division", he added.
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Summary: President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro plan their first substantial, in-person discussion Saturday, a historic encounter as they work to restore diplomatic ties after more than half a century of estrangement between their countries.