Domesticator


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Do`mes´ti`ca`tor


n.1.One who domesticates.
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The bikini serves as a domesticator of and a displacement for nuclear threats and fears, even when there is no Cold War and when knowledge of nuclear attacks is as commonplace as a "Threat Level Orange" alert.
If anything, the family emerges in the series as a site of trouble and, even when things work and its members lead comfortable lives, it is pictured as a burden that curtails men's freedom and as a domesticator of men's natural instincts, a situation that exacerbates men's anger and violent reactions.
Schor sees her 'haunted interpreters' (20) as frequently undergoing emotional changes, making Oliphant's work something more substantial than the usual description of her as 'a pious domesticator of the supernatural'.
The peril here is that--in attempting to create an ambitious conservation mandate that integrates natural and social systems, the powerful "rogue primate" ends up inside the social-ecological fold--a fold that is at risk of being altered to "suit the one-way dominance of the domesticator" (Livingston 1994: 100).
133) 'that sometimes the domesticator becomes genetically modified to suit the domesticant' (as, in this case, with regard to lactose tolerance in adult North European milk consumers).
Mary Anne Schofield has shown the problem of passivity in Canadian Margaret Laurence's Stone Angel, whose protagonist Hagar has accepted a self as domesticator of men, given her by the patriarchal community; Laurence depicts Hagar's unconscious search for a genuinely feminine self as an "extended food odyssey" (Schofield, "Culinary" 87).
It is perhaps in this capacity, as determined domesticator of all contemporary trauma, that Wodehouse most saliently demonstrates his rejection of modernist values.