animateness


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animateness

(ˈænɪmətnəs)
n
the condition of being alive or living
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.animateness - the property of being animatedanimateness - the property of being animated; having animal life as distinguished from plant life
physiological property - a property having to do with the functioning of the body
animation, vitality - the property of being able to survive and grow; "the vitality of a seed"
sentience - the readiness to perceive sensations; elementary or undifferentiated consciousness; "gave sentience to slugs and newts"- Richard Eberhart
inanimateness, lifelessness - not having life
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Chen's cultural studies project: to bring together all of these fields through a biopolitical lens that expands beyond the binary of life and death through the concept of "animacy," which Chen defines as the degrees of animateness and inanimateness that govern the hierarchies of all these imbricated ontologies.
Nonetheless, Mailer's densely constructed rhetoric attempts to translate the animateness of the poems, to capture in action and agency the guttural rifts of the imagination that had dislocated poetry:
This primal animateness, this original kinetic spontaneity that infuses our being and defines our aliveness, is our point of departure for living in the world and making sense of it.