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Noun1.intellectualisation - (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that uses reasoning to block out emotional stress and conflict
psychiatry, psychological medicine, psychopathology - the branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders
defence, defence mechanism, defence reaction, defense mechanism, defense reaction, defense - (psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires
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This experiment in the intellectualisation of people has certainly come a long way from where it started in the 1990s with talks and group discussions in a small apartment on University Road that was acquired at a very low cost from one of my colleagues at Dawn, Ghayurul Islam.
But it was the revival and intellectualisation of an indigenous visual art genre of the Igbo, something called uli or uri--depending on which of the 300 odd dialects of the language of this group one speak--that Professor Okeke came to be best known for.
One suspects that Hastings knows that he needs to at least demonstrate awareness of such work but has little time for such abstract intellectualisation and mentions them as early as possible in order to dismiss them and clear the decks for a more straightforward and traditional historical perspective.
Intellectualisation and rationalisation appeals to the authority of tradition and revelation.
We have to shift the focus from intellectualisation and hypothesising to action and delivering results, and this must be driven from within industry," he said.

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