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deterritorialization Syllabification: de·ter·ri·to·ri·al·i·za·tion
Pronunciation: /dēˌteriˌtôrēələˈzāSHən/

Definition of deterritorialization in English:


The severance of social, political, or cultural practices from their native places and populations.
Example sentences
  • Globalization also represents a great threat insofar as it implies the deterritorialization of all cultural systems.
  • Deleuze put it perfectly: capitalist deterritorialization requires a constant reterritorialization.
  • Terrorism's deterritorialization is a negative reflection of our own economic and political tendencies.


Example sentences
  • The French spend their time taking stock, while the English, he says, always ‘deterritorialize themselves’.
  • Sakai's notion of English as a contributor of heterogeneity also helps to deterritorialize English as a language that conveys an inherently American cultural sensibility.
  • It must deterritorialize tradition and celebrate the entrepreneur currently starring in financial pages and stump speeches, not to mention school curricula.
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