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tr.v. de·rac·i·nat·ed, de·rac·i·nat·ing, de·rac·i·nates
1. To pull out by the roots; uproot.
2. To displace from one's native or accustomed environment.

[From French déraciner, from Old French desraciner : des-, de- + racine, root (from Late Latin rādīcīna, from Latin rādīx, rādīc-; see wrād- in Indo-European roots).]

de·rac′i·na′tion n.


the process of pulling up by the roots; eradication.
See also: Processes
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.deracination - to move something from its natural environment
movement - the act of changing the location of something; "the movement of cargo onto the vessel"
2.deracination - the act of pulling up or out; uprooting; cutting off from existence
pull, pulling - the act of pulling; applying force to move something toward or with you; "the pull up the hill had him breathing harder"; "his strenuous pulling strained his back"
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The most notable responses to the Christian Gospel in the early part of the nineteenth century had been among people who had recently endured deep shared trauma: transportation and slavery in the case of Africans in America, deracination in the case of the Liberated Africans of Sierra Leone, loss of environment and habitat in the case of the Khoi.
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To understand the identical aspect of the phenomenon it would be quite appropriate to discuss the latter within a context of post-Colonial theory, which will allow making comparison between Central Asian mankurtism and African blackness in terms of deracination of negativity from their identities.
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1) We contend that black philosophy should continue to pursue this kind of juxtaposition: an irreverent clash between ensembles of questions dedicated to the status of the subject as a relational being and ensembles of questions dedicated to what are more often thought of as general and fundamental problems, such as those connected with reality, existence, reason, and mind; in the form, specifically, of a clash between questions concerning the always already deracination of blackness and questions, for example, of metaphysics-rather than pursue a line of inquiry that assumes a stable and coherent philosophical vantage point from which a black metaphysics can be imagined.
The final chapter picks up many of the threads developed in earlier ones to consider "Cultural Deracination and Isolation" via novels by Witi Ihimaera, Keri Hulme and Alan Duff.
The second is prayer, for what is happening in Lebanon is a deracination of Christians.
This is felt as a tension between the young man described, who wants to leave the Jewish world and succeed in the intellectual world of Manhattan, and the older man writing, who looks back with nostalgia and some regret at his deracination and the lost tradition of orthodoxy.
The singular status of this book, at the start of Said's oeuvre, may be because a repeated theme of his work thereafter would be the devising of theoretical--as against aesthetic--strategies for dealing with the conditions of self-division, alienation, and deracination which Conrad describes so well.