delivered as a London Review of Books lecture last year and published in that journal: "All borders - the lines and symbols on a map, the fretwork of walls and fences on the ground, and the often complex enmeshments
by which we organise our lives - are explanations of identity.
Because of these deep enmeshments
, some of Van Horssen's strict divides and portrayal of opposition are often superficial.
reads Augustine within his deep cultural, historical, and religious enmeshments
, forcing readers to see an Augustine not often noted, with dirty hands and haughty spirit.
Thinking entanglement in or as montage (that technique of "cutting-reconnecting" that seeks to spark new ways of seeing) allows Chow to highlight the way in which knots involve not only proximity, but also distancing; entanglements are thus "the linkages and enmeshments
that keep things apart; the voidings and uncoverings that hold things together" (12).
It is brave, too, to ask us to read women poetry's enmeshment
in the products of popular culture, particularly to read those enmeshments
as anything other than transgressive attempts "to subvert the mainstream, the media, and the marketplace" (5).
Psychotic denial, psychotic introjects, projection, and pathologic enmeshments
are examples of these failures.
As Martin points out, the separation has often had the consequence "of making sexuality, particularly homo/hetero sexual definition for men, seem strangely exempt from the enmeshments
and constraints of gender (read: women), and, thus, even from the body.
It is important to distinguish enmeshments
and coalitions from the temporary alliances that inevitably occur within triangles and which actually comprise the foundational strength of the triangular structure.
More importantly, as opposed to systems of the past that incorporated dedicated geometries to a foundry's specific castings, these systems could be applied to any given casting based on enmeshments
entered, said Pehlke.
Because he could not be independent emotionally to understand their own childhood enmeshments
, he could not respond to them without either corrupting his love for them or becoming enlisted in their struggle for control.