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Alien

A non-citizen. An alien is a citizen of a state other than the one in which he/she resides, works, and/or visits. Aliens usually have restrictions on working in other countries. Many countries also have restrictions on how much investment or ownership of property aliens are allowed to have. A few countries forbid foreign investment entirely, though many encourage investment by aliens as it brings capital into the countries.
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Those laws escalated rather than settled struggles over questions of national inclusion and exclusion, and created new gray areas between alienness and belonging.
First, the productive potential of public space as a place of learning and integration is at risk, so that it is becoming more and more difficult to cope with alienness or to distinguish between real dangers and mere disturbances/insecurities.
Developing equanimous compassion has the benefit of freeing us from all the frustrations that come from such desirous biases as intimacy and alienness.
Kinsella has introduced a subliminal contrast with this meaning, emphasizing the alienness to humanity of what Matthew Arnold elsewhere called '[t]he unplumbed, salt, estranging sea' (3) Arnold was using the ocean, differently from Kinsella, as a metaphor for the mutual isolation even of intimates, which is an important subject in littoral thematics: the sea is, on the one hand, like human life lived in time, with its repeated rhythms.
The history of Jewish alien smuggling networks also illuminates a key stage in the emergence of modern ideas of "illegal alienness.
The Journey" is a recognition of his alienness, another of the many frames Naipaul employs.
He offers Butler's "Near Hout Bay" as an example; the poem, he argues, deals with "the alienness of the landscape" in terms of "the alienness of the sounds of nature".
Instead of simply pitting humanity against alien invaders, the series foregrounds contending attitudes towards difference: the Oankali are genetically compelled to seek out and engage in genetic 'trade' with species other than their own, whereas some of the rescued humans become resisters, holdouts who cannot get over the alienness of the Oankali and reject their offer of trade in a futile effort to maintain the purity of the human race, even though reproduction is possible only by mating with the Oankali.
Keats's "Ode on a Grecian Urn" can be read as an exploration of precisely such a failure of representation in the face of an objet d'art's alienness to either discourse or to the self, the later linked by their (presumed) necessary and exclusionary temporality.
Throughout the episode, the Greek hero is at great pains to emphasize his cultural and intellectual superiority, his essential alienness from the crude and violent ways of Polyphemus's life, to which he puts an equally violent end.
9) It is the appearing of that mysterious alterity that hides in being, in the body that encompasses your own, that holds you, not with the strength of enfolding arms, but with a tender otherness, an essential alienness to yourself.
Katz brings to the countryside neither the native eye of someone intimate with its every detail, the inhabitant for whom woods like those in Green Dusk, 1996, may be ones "that have been loved in and wept in," as they were for Robert Frost, nor the romanti c idealization of the city newcomer who thereby betrays his essential alienness to the scene.