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tr.v. de·trib·al·ized, de·trib·al·iz·ing, de·trib·al·iz·es
To cause to lose tribal membership and customs.

de·trib′al·i·za′tion (-trī′bə-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
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Noun1.detribalization - the act of causing tribal people to abandon their customs and adopt urban ways of living
social control - control exerted (actively or passively) by group action
2.detribalization - the decline or termination of tribal organization
disunion - the termination or destruction of union
tribalisation, tribalization - the act of making tribal; unification on a tribal basis
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While he acknowledges the utility and importance of mestizaje in the 90s and recognizes the "very real presence of 'racial' or cultural mixing" (187), Miner offers a strong critique of the continued focus on mestizaje within the discipline of Chicano Studies, arguing that its role as a colonial paradigm or strategy has been instrumental in the detribalization of Indigenous peoples, and necessarily entails the rejection of Indigenous roots through rejection of notions of purity.
In our judgment, there is a real risk that such a detribalization could, in time, lead to the fragmentation of the EU and the return of instability on the continent.
It might be an overstatement to say that the police succeeds in producing detribalized subjects, but it clearly is an agent of detribalization, or at least acts as a zone of cosmopolitanism which makes free association across identity boundaries more possible, in the context of creating a future national leadership cadre that will serve in a career with a national scope.
Increase in ageing population is associated with the influence of environmental factors such as urbanization, sedentary lifestyle, and detribalization created by acculturation process, which increase the burden of hypertension as indicated in various studies.
Rifkin highlights the heteronormative narrative of the 2004 Cherokee Nation statute that outlawed same-sex marriage as a violation of tribal tradition and the 2006 constitutional amendment that disenfranchised the Cherokee Freedmen, descendants of African and African American peoples enslaved by Cherokee tribal members prior to 1866, arguing that the latter reinstantiates the logics of US allotment-era policies aimed at detribalization.
The issue of detribalization is raised via the speaker's mention of certain African tribes, and the poet's focus on the character's experience of rupture with regards to the cultural, familial, and telluric contact with the Motherland is a response to the exploitative structure created by the colonial master on the plantation.
In 1964, Marshal McLuhan wrote about Russia that it "is still in the main an oral, tribal world that is undergoing detribalization and just now discovering individualism as a novelty.
Yet when we take these linguistic divisions in the historical, cultural, and geographic contexts of the entire Hemisphere, we must recognize that we are following the tracks of European and Creole nationalist imperialisms, ignoring the massive destruction of Amerindian languages and their related cultures as well as the suppression of non-European languages occasioned by slavery's systematic detribalization and its customary ban on literacy and other formal education for slaves.
This had the usual result of integrating the tribals who have lost their power base either to modern ethnic nationalism, or on the other end of the spectrum, detribalization and absorption into ideology-based organizations; since Islamism dominated, recruitment to these organizations occurred to a grater rate, while ethno-nationalism sentiments of the Baluchis in Sistan and the Kurds were suppressed.
As OIA officials drew lines in the sand in the late nineteenth century, surveying and then selling off reservation lands once protected by treaties, they also surveyed expressive culture, determining which forms were satisfactory for the making of a model American citizenship, and which challenged the OIA agenda of detribalization.
In the end, then, the little schoolhouses that dotted the Pine Ridge Reservation presented what assimilationist educators might have called an object lesson: Not the lesson in detribalization and assimilation these architects of the day school system so earnestly desired, but rather a lesson in how native peoples have struggled to balance cultural change with cultural continuity in order to persist in the face of overwhelming odds, unconscionable violence, and heartrending loss.
Using her accounts and those of patrol officers, sometimes day-by-day, they describe the events that led up to the removal, the way of life of the Martu, patrols of the Western area, their experiences in civilization and living at missions, and detribalization.