unfreedom


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unfreedom

(ʌnˈfriːdəm)
n
lack of freedom
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Iran, Latin America--the world was full of areas of unfreedom.
According to Roediger, the "many gradations of unfreedom among whites made it difficult to draw fast lines between any idealized free white worker and a pitied or scorned servile Black worker."
In a brilliant reading of the narratives of Frederick Douglass and others who escaped from slavery, he shows how, within the contradictions of human ownership, the slaves could find in their labour -- the very sign and essence of their unfreedom -- an arena of freedom itself.
For al-Khalil (a pseudonym), the intersection of art and politics reveals the "monumental unfreedom" of life in Baathis Iraq, the techniques that Saddam employs to mystify and deceive the populace, and the ways the state and the party have rewritten history.
The historian Timothy Snyder makes a distinction in his new book "The Road to Unfreedom" between what he calls "the politics of inevitability" -- the sanguine faith that it's all going to work out -- and "the politics of eternity." The latter is the view, held by leaders like Vladimir Putin, that nothing is inevitable, that through force, cunning, strength and will, you can bend, even reverse, the arc of history.
Baba had left me an escape route." Here we have a double emancipation, from the national situation and personal unfreedom, as well as two Palestinian emancipated - the daughter and the father, whose liberation is expressed best in graffiti on that stretch of Separation Wall in Bethlehem City, "I am not free until you are."
Together and in the context of the expansive cultural and literary traditions they draw from, their work allows us to critically juxtapose and interactively explore key elements of modern African sensibilities and consciousness: orality and literacy, community and the individual, tradition and innovation, secularity and religion, freedom and unfreedom, ethics and aesthetics, the modern nation-state and its fragments, culture and politics, and antiquity and modernity.'
Atop this heap of soft aspirations, however, for the third week in a row, sits an unremitting book, Mark Levin's Unfreedom of the Press.
The doctrine of anti-wealth - or economic unfreedom - began with political independence.
Such roles, in many cases, are characterised by degrees of unfreedom. "In the last few years, we have heard statements and promises on providing employment and generating jobs.
She notes the shifting deixis of place in such markers as "here" versus "there," how her own mobility is implicated in others' unfreedom when it comes to making decisions about whether to stay rooted in a place or to depart for opportunities elsewhere.
We all have some degree of unfreedom ndash some of us languish in penitentiaries, and some of us lock ourselves in prisons of our own making.