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polyvalence

the acquisition and application of a range of SKILLS. A polyvalent worker is one with a variety of job competencies and hence is able to perform a range of tasks which transcend traditional job boundaries. See LABOUR FLEXIBILITY.
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Spence's work on semiotics and his larger topic-the reinterpretation of events in, and as a result of, the narratives communicated between analyst and analysand in psychoanalysis--have guided my understanding of the polyvalence of narrative as a mode of communication.
The "tactical polyvalence of discourses," of course, does not say that all sources of power are created equal and that some people do not have more than others do.
I am reminded not only of Brueggemann's words about the polyvalence of truth but of David Tracy's observation that truth is pluriform.
[72] Stockhausen defines: "Scenic music is music that so clearly evokes actions in space and time of the internal conception, that each staged representation is recognized as a subjective version of a stage director, and is perceived as a more or less interesting comparison with the observer's own conception." [73] The renunciation of teleological narrative and the polyvalence of the statement enable free play of interpretations.
In many ways the most interesting aspect of the study to the present reviewer was the author's attempt to exploit an understanding of the polyvalence of metaphorical language in connection with the conviction that Matthew with some deliberateness brought traditions from a range of sources without imposing his own redactional unity on them, because he was committed to promoting a critical reflectiveness among his readers.
285) et il devait necessairement briller par sa polyvalence afin d'assurer la mise en place et la stabilite d'un reseau complexe aussi bien etabli que le sien ...
Perloff briefly outlines the essay in which Cardinal develops the concept, which turns out to be the final stage in a cycle that begins with the romantic fascination with mystery and proceeds through the phase of symbolism, when poets nurtured "a magical experience of polyvalence" - our pleasure in these works is in "glimpsing meanings below the surface." Out of this aesthetic emerges a postmodern sensibility satisfied to defer clarification of content in the interest of apprehending the gestures of polyvalence themselves.
The anthology enquires into why the Bible's literal sense became paramount over the fourfold reading's older polyvalence, then discusses structuralist and post-structuralist handlings of the sort Culler relishes.
The House provides a starting base for defining these terms and others I provide, like "ideology," "gender," "race," "class," "ethnicity," "culture," "marginality," "hegemony," "oppression," "myth," "destabilize," "identity," "monovalence," and "polyvalence." Students can explore these concepts through oral reports and class discussions based on their research, including supplementary materials on Latin American culture and other postcolonial regions.
Given the polyvalence of the Micalvi Patrolman, the second task was executed in the same commission and consisted of patrolling the entire ocean area of ??the jurisdiction of the Fifth Naval Zone that includes the regions of the Lakes and Aysn, which correspond to the jurisdictions of the Maritime Governaments dependent on Puerto Montt, Castro and Aysn.
Aussi, Le travail ne doit pas se faire au detriment de la vie, d'ou la necessite d'une maitrise du temps dans le sens d'un meilleur equilibre entre le travail et la vie personnelle pour combattre le stress et la polyvalence. Enfin, le dialogue social doit etre promu a tous les niveaux et faire partie des politiques publiques.