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tr.v. dis·em·bod·ied, dis·em·bod·y·ing, dis·em·bod·ies
1. To free (the soul or spirit) from the body.
2. To divest of material existence or substance.

dis′em·bod′i·ment n.
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In the migration of Africanist practices to white psychology, liberal reform became a matter of spiritual awareness; the privilege of disembodiment derives from slaves whose encumbered bodies silently justified the universalism of mesmerists, spiritualists, and antislavery men and women.
The world of information and communication on line, much hailed as a technological advance, is also a social retreat accompanying a loss of the public and social space of the cities, the aesthetic, sensual and nonhuman space of the country, a privatization of physical space and a disembodiment of daily life.
The disembodiment of Woman in the national narrative and her mythification render it impossible to position her as an agent of change.
YET IF THE TENSION between dismemberment and disembodiment can be understood as a thread running through Heinecken's work, it was the latter that took precedence in the late 1980s.
While undermining the spirit's tendency toward disembodiment, print also appears as both the sign of a split between spiritual and embodied modes of being and the means of suture.
Examining marking in light of political theory, Carole Pateman analyzes how the language of the Constitution, premised as it is on the idea of the social contract, accords the white male citizen the privilege of abstracting himself into the concept of the disembodied citizen, whereas women, in contrast, can never achieve this state of disembodiment because the sexual contract precedes the social contract.
Might not patients tell tales of disembodiment as well (e.
Rather than objectifying and degrading Sarty, this dispassionate narrative imitates nightmare's disembodiment and disorientation.
One finds endless recitations of experiments in sensory deprivation, chronicles of hours spent in Ganzfeld chambers and the perceptual phenomena of one's own pupils dilating in hazy, "molecular" light--the stuff of perceiving oneself perceiving, of dematerialization and disembodiment.
Elizabeth Barrett, for example, famously pronounces the new invention of the daguerreotype to be magical: "The Mesmeric disembodiment of spirits strikes one as a degree less marvellous.
Revising Freely: Frederick Douglass and the Politics of Disembodiment.
Disembodiment aids them in avoiding realities that are restrictive; that is, it helps them to make steps toward origin and it translates the experience more readily to the reader.