agonic

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agonic

(əˈɡɒnɪk; eɪˈɡɒnɪk)
adj
(Mathematics) forming no angle
[C19: from Greek agōnos, from a-1 + gōnia angle]
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As Smith and Alexander (2005: 26) have pointed out, Durkheim's homological understanding of religious life and social organization allowed him to acknowledge the power and compulsion of both religious and social symbols in modern social life, the transformation of value conflicts into an agonic struggle between the sacred and the profane, the systematic movement of actors away from pollution and towards purity, and the lasting power of ritual within modern societies.
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The "problematization of genre boundaries" (168), coupled with an agonic, or relational, view of history, thus emerges as "a superior 'melancholic strategy'" (167), one that allows Woolf to reshape the indefinite borders between the inner and outer, individual and social, as a locus of creativity and "to instantiate--rather than represent --occlusions in official historical record" (168).
Bidart, however, emphasizes West's interest in idealism in a way that at once universalizes, dehistoricizes, and inflects with his own psychosexual, agonic, metaphysical, and aesthetic issues of her own testimony contest--again, at least what we can know of it through the remediation of her life story by husband Karl and by Binswanger.
Music and text have an agonic relationship in song; often the words are distorted by rhythmic exaggeration, elongation, and the texture of the voice, or the meaning is blurred by repetition and nonsense sounds.
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