This contestation also brings into the question whole idea of Muslim alienness
to the sub-continent.
Some of this work explores the ways that modern states' growing efforts to expel foreigners have played a key role in forging the meaning of alienness
and borders in the contemporary world, pushing the policing of those borders into nations' interiors and thus making these borders continue to signify in the everyday lives of immigrants and their communities.
As she walks through the centre of Glasgow, and drives around in a white van, her alienness
there plays to the cinema audience's awareness that it is Scarlett Johansson doing those things.
In Kara's foray into embracing her alienness
, it's really great to see her, and it was great to feel her, being on another planet.
The passage highlights a sense of alienness
about the characters, emphasizing the idea that they are not of this time.
In Yosemite nature does seem to present itself as a place where we can feel at home; in deep contrast to the barrenness and alienness
of Mount Ktdaan, nature here is fecund and beautiful, harmonious, balanced, inviting and lush.
Through this lens, Rosenblatt captures the utter alienness
of the forest and demonstrates that, despite our dependence and proximity, we are no longer its natural inhabitants.
She learns to see herself in terms of class, her "third world" status, her barbarity and alienness
. But abroad, additionally, her whole identity is limited to a set of national stereotypes: "The day when I arrived to the West, I suddenly realized I am a Chinese.
The record, a meticulous collage of mutilated samples and computer-generated voices, careens between uncanny familiarity and total alienness
. And on this particular day, playing through an archaic iPod radio transmitter that keeps cutting out, that combination sounds almost maliciously disorienting.
By virtue of their very alienness
, they cease to become agents in the story and instead become props, as incomprehensible and unpredictable as wild animals or winter storms.
In Stalin's Soviet Union, alienness
or social nearness was not just a matter of simple inclusion or exclusion.
In having to provide basic information that most world citizens would now take for granted--such as the fact that statues of the Buddha (Shingutama) were in human form (and hence dissimilar from the Hindu gods)--we are also reminded of the sheer alienness
of the religious and cultural zone into which over a hundred thousand Indians had migrated by the time Sayr-e Barhma was published.