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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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In cases of estrangement, the favoured parent may need help supporting the child's relationship with the rejected parent and responding to the child's negative statements about that parent.
Amid shifting geopolitical developments, the estrangement between the U.
Rather, as Nicholson carefully demonstrates, it emerges from deep within the classical rhetorical tradition itself, which is, from its inception in ancient Greece, structured by the irreconcilable impulses of familiarity and estrangement.
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.
Divided into three movements, the book shifts with impressive ease from author-centered chapters to chapters focusing on literary techniques of estrangement and translation, to chapters organized typologically around the figures of the slave and the woman who exemplify the way we abject most the strangers we most need.
According to Grazia magazine, the couple wishes to renew their vows because they want to get their 14-year marriage back on track after a brief period of estrangement, the Mirror reported.
Therefore, Pamela Patton's engaging Arts of Estrangement is a welcome and much needed contribution to an area of Iberian studies that merits far more study than it has received.
Assafir: Jumblatt breaks off estrangement with Frangieh "Order of the Day:" Kahwaji .
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.
Estrangement and loss of meaning occur the moment the non-appropriable resides outside the familiar.
Edmond presents Viktor Shklovsky's idea of estrangement as the purpose of art as melding with Hejinian's privileging of the idea of "the person" as existing on an "improvised boundary" rather than as a fixed self.
The parent--usually, but not always, the mother--feels she's made sacrifices for her child and has done an adequate (if not superb) job of parenting, and is perplexed by the estrangement.