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absent signifier

Overview page. Subjects: Media Studies.

1. A particular feature which is perceived as missing from a representation in any medium, especially where it is ‘notable by its absence’, breaching expectations. See also com...

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absent signifier

Overview page. Subjects: Media Studies.

1. A particular feature which is perceived as missing from a representation in any medium, especially where it is ‘notable by its absence’, breaching expectations. See also com...

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absent signifier

Daniel Chandler and Rod Munday.

in A Dictionary of Media and Communication

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Media Studies. 49 words.

1. A particular feature which is perceived as missing from a *representation in any medium, especially where it is

absent signifier

Daniel Chandler and Rod Munday.

in A Dictionary of Media and Communication

P ublished online March 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Media Studies. 50 words.

1. A particular feature which is perceived as missing from a representation in any medium, especially where it is ‘notable

commutation test

Overview page. Subjects: Media Studies.

(semiotics) A structuralist analytical technique used in the paradigmatic analysis of a text to determine whether a change on the level of the signifier leads to a change on the level of...

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imaginary signifier

Overview page. Subjects: Media Studies — Linguistics.

A term used by Metz to refer to the cinematic signifier—the medium of film. ‘What is characteristic of the cinema is not the imaginary that it may happen to represent, but the imaginary...

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Introduction

Jason Crawford.

in Allegory and Enchantment

January 2017; p ublished online February 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800); Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 21284 words.

This chapter maps out the dynamics of early modern disenchantment and then considers, at length, the poetics of literary allegory. Narratives of disenchantment are modern because they...

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Irony and the Poetics of Palestinian Exile

Ibrahim Muhawi.

in Literature and Nation in the Middle East

February 2006; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Society and Culture. 9072 words.

Palestine exists in exile as a signifier whose signified does not match its shape or magnitude. To a large extent, it exists in the dream of signification projected on it by its members,...

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absent presence

Overview page. Subjects: Media Studies.

1. In poststructuralist theory, a concept most closely associated with Derrida, for whom it refers to the mythical status of the supposed hub of any system of ideas (see also d...

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Provisional Communities

M.K. Raghavendra.

in Bipolar Identity

July 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 12220 words.

This chapter examines Kannada films from the 1990s. It discusses how from the late 1980s onwards, Kannada cinema becomes depleted because of a lack of signifiers — the cinema does not...

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Shadow and Act

Miles White.

in From Jim Crow to Jay-Z

November 2011; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Race and Ethnicity. 4317 words.

This chapter examines minstrel performance as the first construction of an absent black presence in American popular music, signified by the minstrel mask, and as the first sustained...

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“Sacred Heart” and the Appropriation of Catholic Faith in Nineteenth-Century China

Ji Li.

in Reshaping the Boundaries

March 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 7139 words.

This chapter analyzes several rarely seen letters written in 1871 by three Catholic women from a village in Northeast China. The letters were addressed to a member of the Société des...

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Father Abraham

Marc C. Conner.

in The New Territory

June 2016; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literature. 12615 words.

Marc Conner’s “Father Abraham: Ellison’s Agon with the Fathers in Three Days Before the Shooting . . .,” places Ellison’s essay “Tell It Like It Is, Baby” alongside Three Days to examine...

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symbolic

Overview page. Subjects: Media Studies — Literature.

1. adj. Appertaining to a symbol in any of its senses.

2. adj. (semiotics) A mode of relationship in a sign between a sign vehicle...

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Antibody testing in aspergillosis—quo vadis?

Iain D. Page, Malcolm Richardson and David W. Denning.

in Medical Mycology

June 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Infectious Diseases; Medical Toxicology; Environmental Science; Mycology and Fungi; Veterinary Medicine. 12354 words.

Humans are constantly exposed to airborne Aspergillus spores. Most develop Aspergillus-specific antibodies by adulthood. Persons with chronic lung disease or Aspergillus airway colonization...

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Bataille, Teilhard de Chardin, and the Death of God

Allan Stoekl.

in Negative Ecstasies

August 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Religion. 6523 words.

This essay attempts to consider Bataille’s notion of the “death of God” from the perspective of the Internet. The connection might not be absurd, given that Bataille’s double in his...

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Sovereignty as a Problematic Conceptual Core

Rosemary E. Shinko.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies

March 2010; p ublished online December 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Political Institutions. 11277 words.

The concept of sovereignty has been the subject of vigorous debate among scholars. Sovereignty presents the discipline of international law with a host of theoretical and material problems...

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Race and World Politics: Germany in the Age of Imperialism, 1878–1914

Andrew Zimmerman.

in The Oxford Handbook of Modern German History

September 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 8963 words.

This article analyses the question of race in world politics in the backdrop of imperialistic Germany. Racism and concepts of race emerged from an unequal, regionally varying, and...

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The glycine decarboxylase complex multienzyme family in Populus

Mohan Rajinikanth, Scott A. Harding and Chung-Jui Tsai.

in Journal of Experimental Botany

May 2007; p ublished online March 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry. 5394 words.

In plants, the glycine decarboxylase complex (GDC) cooperates with serine hydroxymethyltransferase (SHMT) to mediate photorespiratory glycine–serine interconversion. GDC is also postulated...

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Giving respect: the ‘new’ responsibilities of youth in the transition towards citizenship

Alan France and Jo Meredith.

in Securing respect

April 2009; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. 8443 words.

There has been a growing political anxiety that respect among the young is becoming a major problem. Although youthful immorality and poor behaviour has been a major component of the ‘youth...

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GUYON AND HIS PALMER SPENSER'S EMBLEM OF TEMPERANCE

HELEN COONEY.

in The Review of English Studies

May 2000; p ublished online May 2000 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Literary Studies (Postcolonial Literature); Literary Studies (American); Literary Studies (British and Irish). 0 words.

Thw article arms start a new and refined appreciation of the figure of the Palmerth The Faerie Queene, Book II, in which the identification of him with the virute of prudence or right...

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