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tr.v. pas·tor·al·ized, pas·tor·al·iz·ing, pas·tor·al·iz·es
1. To make pastoral, especially to convert (an industrial society or economy) to an agricultural society or economy.
2. To set in or render into a pastoral form.

pas′tor·al·i·za′tion (-ə-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
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Whereas Calidore starts out a Petrarchan knight who comes to exercise self-containment through pastoralization, Coridon is a conspicuously pastoral character whose Petrarchism is increasingly registered in terms opposed to contented self-fortification.
When I learned of the Morgenthau Plan for the "pastoralization" of Germany--it called for the dismantling of German factories, the flooding of mines and other steps aimed at sending Germany back to its relatively harmless rural past--I was sorry that there were practical reasons why it could not be implemented.
(84.) Boydston uses the term "pastoralization" in the sense defined by Raymond Williams, who found that "the pastoral myth functioned to obscure the ravages to the rural peasantry attendant upon the formation of a landed gentry." Id.
homes that stressed the "pastoralization of housework," read
Regionalism, Gramsci once quipped, is merely the pastoralization of class conflict.
In an attempt to simultaneously critique the manifestations of masculinity in sexist human cultures, and also the pastoralization of sex in gay male political identity, Bersani proposes a politics built through the masochism of dissolution.
The surprising central figure of the book is Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morgenthau, Jr., and the central theme is Morgenthau's eponymous plan--ultimately rejected by Roosevelt, and firmly rebuffed by Truman--for the complete demilitarization of postwar Germany through its pastoralization and partial dismemberment.
Throughout his adroit readings of these authors' writings, Dainotto consistently undermines the suggestion that regionalism may be regarded in strictly aesthetic terms as a literary genre, and reveals the ideological motivations underlying a method of reading that responds to the crisis of modernity by means of a "pastoralization of social divisions" (30).
And in the Revolutionary competition for land, she finds not Lefebvre's "democracy of small landowners" but the richest peasants benefiting most, the "pastoralization" of merchants, a term she borrows from Francois Crouzet.
(4) Prolonged droughts are increasingly considered to be part of the norm across Australia, with more than two hundred years of settler "pastoralization" resulting in widespread deforesting, as hundreds upon thousands of acres of trees have been sacrificed to allow imported European livestock to graze or, as in the case of Kinsella's beloved home, the Western Australian wheatbelt, to grow cereal crops.