A ronin is a masterless
samurai due either to his master's death or the loss of his master's favor
What disturbs Stowe most about the Southern poor is that they are masterless
and rootless, unlike the Northern working class that are well controlled by their employers.
Examining elements of the historical context, including the 1563 Statute of Artificers, which led to the arrest of masterless
men and women, and the unemployment issues facing maidservants, due to the increasing population of London, Ellinghausen suggests that Whitney "harnesses the questions of sexuality and property that maidservants raised to compose her own narrative of intellectual labor" (23).
In lieu of a self-regulating principle, Hobbes invoked the highly "visible hand" of the sovereign to bring order to a society of market-driven, masterless
The ranks of the komuso were filled with ronin: masterless
The demon-king's location on a midoceanic island suggests the conditions of possibility for a masterless
fugitive slave who has reclaimed his freedom and assumed the sovereignty of a space at this far exotic remove.
Ultimately, this produced a new conception of freedom--not freedom from labour but, rather, the freedom of labour, a kind that applies equally to the masterless
individual and the independent polis governed by a citizen body owing tribute to no other state.
After hearing the prophecy that "the city of masterless
men / will take a master," the residents of the city panic at news of an approaching conquering force (1980, 72).
Panting and snorting like a mad battle steed that has lost its rider, the masterless
ocean overruns the globe.
In the West African societies Patterson discusses, to be masterless
was to be confronted with a death sentence.
Ronin no oja, Toyama Mitsuru [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] [Toyama Mitsuru, king of the masterless
In this book, Latouche makes a forceful, intellectually impassioned case for his thesis that the West is now a masterless
machine on a wild rampage through the globe, devouring all, culture and nature, in its path.