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It would be naive to assume the zesty hopefulness of the Ottawa Charter, but there are still reasons to embrace Gramsci's oft-cited 'optimism of the will,' a 1929 dictum coined in a precursive period to the economic and political crises of our current time.
In protogynous goby species in which individuals shift unidirectionally from ova to sperm production, the AGS that develop during sexual transition arise from precursive accessory gonadal structures (pAGS) associated with the ovary (Cole, 1988).
Finally, precursive linkages, which can be found when a decision one demands can critically affect the premise for subsequent decisions on a variety of other issues.
Her diagnosis seems most plausible, if still quite conjectural, in relation to the mysterious illness EBB experienced in adolescence and the feelings of recurrent weakness she registers in her 1831-32 diary, especially the "horrible dead precursive feeling" she describes feeling "all thro' my hands & feet" (cited, p.
Wherever a desired result is achieved by the co-operation of many independent persons, its existence as a fact is a pure consequence of the precursive faith in one another of those immediately concerned.
The anacreontic lyric is an example of non-canonical writing that is not subversive of the canon, but rather a significant precursive formation of canonical literature: "minor forms like the Anacreontic--a major tradition of minor writing, in this case should alert us to the complexities of ferment within and to the competitive struggle that ruffles and animates greater writing" (218).
They develop a diagnostic checklist according to which a problem is strategic if most of the following criteria are fulfilled: The problem occurrences are rare, the consequences are radical, serious, widespread, long-lasting and precursive with many parties involved.
The theatrical and other perpetrators and the marginalized subjects of this mimesis formed "Les Phenomenes" and through their collaborative mimicry fashioned a precursive ethno-neurological aesthetic Gordon designates "an aesthetic of disorder nearly a half-century before the eruptions of Dada and Surrealism" (9).