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emancipate (someone) from (something)

To liberate someone from someone or something, often slavery. Abraham Lincoln is remembered for emancipating the slaves from bondage.
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emancipate someone from someone or something

to free someone from someone or something. The president emancipated the slaves from their bondage. The planter emancipated Fred from slavery long before the law was written.
See also: emancipate
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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However, as Mignolo has pointed out (2009), Guaman Poma's voice is a clear testimony of the emancipative power of imagination.
In the first part of the paper, we engage in the discussion of the social capital literature, with an emphasis on emancipative social capital, and survey major factors responsible for the formation of collective action.
From a different perspective, Slavoj Zizek insistently also chastens Agamben's messianic politics for renouncing the risks and responsibilities of revolutionary emancipative politics and for being therefore a "utopian longing for the ganz Andere (wholly Other)" and a "redemptive leap into a nonmediated Otherness." (74) Agamben's political philosophy presents for Zizek "not so much a pessimism bur a 'negative" teleology, in which the entire Western tradition is approaching its own disastrous end, the only solution to which is to await some 'divine violence.'" (75) Against Agamben's reading of Benjamin's notion of "divine violence" in State of Exception, (76) Zizek states: "But what is Benjamin talking about?
"Growing resources are conducive to the rise of emancipative values that emphasize self-expression," write political scientists Ronald Inglehart of the University of Michigan and Christian Welzel of Jacobs University in their contribution to the 2009 book Democratization, "and these values are conducive to the collective actions that lead to democratization."
Unless we recognize that hermeneutic [interpretive] rationality and emancipative rationality are to promote reflective understanding and moral direction in the goals sought and critical awareness of existing social beliefs and practices of political-moral concern, we inhibit the development of autonomous persons.
(32.) At first glance there seems to be an overlap between the Alexandrine, "loving" model of intercultural encounter and Maria Lugones's postcolonial conception of it in her 1987 article "Playfulness, 'World'-Travelling, and Loving Perception." But again, despite the shared concept of cross-cultural love, they are very different in that Lugones rejects the arrogance and agonistic play of the dominant (white Western) culture as well as the lack of emancipative agency attributed to the (first colonial, now postcolonial) outsider.
Are we convinced that a diluted hegemonic strategy of democratic populism can function as an emancipative political tool?
It was found that the questionnaire's 79 items could be grouped into six factors (Social Recognition, Interpersonal, Athletic, Emancipative, Educational and Sociopolitical) and a personal commitment scale was included in order to try and assess the level of commitment young people show to achieving their goals.
Moreover, if this is the case, how then might educational initiatives and their relation to emancipative processes and the establishment of inclusionary societies be conceived?
Here is a clear example of the capacity building potential of play to bring people together and create flows of energy, desire, and communication which certainly have the potential to not only not be repressive and distracting but foster truly emancipative connections through adversarial, but not antagonistic, relationships.
Slightly sharing the view of Eberhard and Gupta, an acceptance of legal positivism hook, line and sinker into the mainframe of African living reality is to stall the move towards a truly emancipative cultural dialogue, a dialogue that rejects the West's projection of its cultural conception as the universal horizon for the organization of human living together.
But if, as it has been maintained, the later Foucault was appreciative of the idea of Enlightenment but not for the reasons that Habermas thought--that is, not because of its appeal to intersubjectively acknowledgeable emancipative norms--then it is not clear what the political purchase of Foucault's conception of Enlightenment was.
(1) However, Lopes' dialectical approach in this regard differs from the rather superficial and classical approach traditionally adopted by certain writers, where real issues relating to the emancipative dimension of writing are not taken into account.
The strong commercialisation of knowledge and information reduces the emancipative aspect of the information society (R.