multivalency


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(chemistry) the state of having a valence greater than two

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We are left then with the film remaining open to interpretation, inviting further investigation as a crossroads of semiotic multivalency.
In Albert Hofstadter's translation of Heidegger's essay, Riss is often rendered as "rift-design" in English, and it is clear that Heidegger himself is playing up the multivalency of the term.
Embracing the multivalency of Caesar's history, the play, like Plutarch, creates a unified personality for him.
But while they call inadvertent attention to the instability, the multivalency of, and, above all, the politics that shape aesthetic choice, personal taste, interpretation, and so forth, Bloom, who resents their proverbial School of Resentment, mourns the loss of "proper" criteria for textual evaluation and the dissolution of "proper" humanities departments: "What are now called 'Departments of English,'" he be moans, "will be renamed departments of 'Cultural Studies,' where Batman comics, Mormon theme parks, television, movies, and rock will replace Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton, Wordsworth, and Wallace Stevens" (484-485).
As she notes in her introduction, "the multivalency of the concept of home means that senses can be separated from one another and opposed, as well as conflated with one another" (xv).
If the image tracks of Winterbottom's cinema reflect the ambiguities of globalization, we might expect to find a similar multivalency in its soundscapes.
Parr's chapter perhaps adds little to what we already know but it serves as a useful preamble to a volume concerned with the multivalency of symbols and the dynamism of both personal and cultural memory.
It is because they symbolize both the sacrifice of the dead and the ambitions of the living that such monuments retain their multivalency across both North and South and the years themselves.
The multivalency of art's role in arid zone society is recognised, being both secular/casual and sacred/ceremonial (Gunn 2000).
And though Grace Tiffany concedes that her review of the multivalency embedded in the names of the principal characters of the play might not yield any "new" insights into the characters, it at least underscores the polyphony the play invites and challenges its audiences, both early modern and modern, to hear (365).
Much more research needs to be done on the multivalency of the satanic paradigm in contemporary African contexts, (35) its communicative networks, its gendered aspects, and implicit political and social critique.
Further research is required into the role of ecstasy in Egyptian and other religions, including the importance of tabu-breaking for certain magical purposes, and into the multivalency of the snake as a symbol of death, rebirth, and transformation.
Owing to its ideological multivalency and the social inclusiveness of its clientele, the popular theater of the Elizabethan and early Jacobean era has been widely regarded as an authentically national institution, one of the key sites where a sense of collective identity was forged.
The multivalency of the names of his parents, however, already suggests their ambiguous outcast position, one resting between natural poverty and delinquency, which their son will also eventually occupy.
Multivalency is a geographical, social, and cultural fact, not merely aesthetic pastiche.