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Definition of "deracination" [de•rac•i•na•tion]

  • The act of deracinating; uprooting (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "deracination" in a sentence
  • "What you call deracination among the Hebrews, Eric Voegelin calls the "leap of being" from a cosmological civilization, in which deities are embroiled in the physical world, to a civilization based on transcendance, in which the deities are beyond time and space."
  • "At least, Brown will put the deracination which is bothering you in a little better context than you seem to present it."
  • "The latter can be understood as the way the work points to that which is absent, specifically in the case of Detroit the sense of community dislocated as a result of the ravages of capitalism, the lack that registers the social, economic, and political deracination whose residue is emphatically apparent in the postindustrial wasteland of Detroit."