As in: “According to Erich Fromm, a sense of shared humanity is the most fundamental of all the experiences of love. This oceanic state encompasses feelings of care and respect along with the wish to enhance another’s life” (Scioli & Biller, 2009, p.169).
As in: “You can go out and give everything you didn’t get to your little girl and then she can go out and give it to millions of women. That’s sort of emblematic of what women can do for each other, even if you’re not related” (Schaefer, 2018, p.199).
As in: “Such resistance exposes the intrinsic difficulties in accounting for and defining biraciality, multiethnic identifications, and other interstitial modes of being in Hawai’i that cannot be easily categorized, further revealing how such identities are necessarily complex and sometimes even contradictory” (Milne, 2018, p.191).
Milne, L. (2018). The melting pot boiled over: Hawaiian American ethnicities and self-authorship in Lois-Ann Yamanaka’s Name Me Nobody and Blu’s Hanging. In Y. Mathison (Ed.), Growing up Asian American in young adult fiction (pp. 187-206). Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi.
For definitions of interstitial, consult the Oxford English Dictionary.
As in: “Poems reach up like spindrift and the edge/ of driftwood along the beach, wanting!” (Rumi, 2004, p.35).
For definitions of spindrift, consult the Oxford English Dictionary.
April is National Poetry Month—Find this and the works of other great poets in the display in front of the reference desk!
As in: “However, for others, politics has been equated with corruption, nepotism, and patronage politics. For them, the struggle has been to redefine politics in a new way in order to allow women to seek political office” (Tripp, Casimiro, and Kwesiga, 2009, p.101).
For definitions of nepotism, consult the Oxford English Dictionary.
As in: “Then, Josephine Ruffin circulated amongst subscribers to her Woman’s Era copies of a hostile letter from the white male president of the Missouri Press Association to the secretary of the Anti-Lynching Society of England, ridiculing and casting doubt upon all black women’s virtue. This letter helped galvanize black women to organize in their own defense” (Parker, 2010, p.192).
As in: “Wars claim many victims, on battlefronts and home fronts alike; and as Addams began to speak out against the war, opprobrium began to rain down on her laurel-laden head” (Elshtain, 2002, p.180).
For definitions of opprobrium, consult the Oxford English Dictionary.
As in: “It happened I couldn’t find in all my books
more than a picture and a few words concerning
so I shut my eyes,
And let the darkness come in
and roll me back.
The old creek
began to sing in my ears
as it rolled along, like the hair of spring,
and the young girl I used to be
heard it also,
as she came swinging into the woods,
truant from everything as usual
except the clear globe of the day, and its
beautiful details.” (Oliver, 2004, p.12).
For definitions of truant, consult the Oxford English Dictionary.
As in: “The decline and fall of these civilizations, according to Toynbee, was not caused by external invasions but by internal decay. They failed to respond creatively to the challenges impinging on them. If Western civilization does not now respond constructively to the challenge to banish racism, some future historian will have to say that a great civilization died because it lacked the soul and commitment to make justice a reality for all men.” (King, 2015, p.83).
For definitions of impinge, consult the Oxford English Dictionary.