Definition of deterritorialization in US English:


(British deterritorialisation)


  • The severance of social, political, or cultural practices from their native places and populations.

    • ‘One further issue concerning the logic of deterritorialization, and its opposite, must be addressed before turning to the exhibition itself.’
    • ‘Movements of deterritorialization and processes of reterritorialization, then, can only be thought of as contingent upon one another.’
    • ‘As Storper argued, orthodox accounts of globalization misrepresent the process in terms of a unidirectional trend toward deterritorialization.’
    • ‘Everything is based on shifts and deterritorializations, and it is no wonder that the author uses ‘shift’ as one keyword.’
    • ‘Rosecrance also sees deterritorialization, and advocates surrender to economic forces in a mobile, meritocratic world.’
    • ‘Globalization also represents a great threat insofar as it implies the deterritorialization of all cultural systems.’
    • ‘Lowry, for all of his interest in matters of flight and deterritorialization, is arguably even further from achieving a fully global status.’
    • ‘Deleuze put it perfectly: capitalist deterritorialization requires a constant reterritorialization.’
    • ‘Terrorism's deterritorialization is a negative reflection of our own economic and political tendencies.’
    • ‘Yet although the curators are certainly sensitive to the ‘uniqueness’ of place, the choice of location seems to suggest an awareness of the complexities of global deterritorialization.’
    • ‘She employs subtitles and dubbed narration to evoke linguistic deterritorialization.’
    • ‘Soja is right about thinking spatially, about thinking through globalization in terms of complex deterritorializations and reterritorializations.’
    • ‘Kotkin does pay some attention to the fact that these relocations may ultimately be deterritorializations - ambitious drive to restructure localities through migration.’
    • ‘The neighboring Mixtec and Zapotec villages pursue a southern delocalized pattern of dispersion and deterritorialization.’
    • ‘The new, opening frame of the Irish editions bears further textual witness to Douglass' deterritorialization in Ireland, recasting the narrative as a work of transatlantic scope and impact.’
    • ‘This deterritorialization of home also suggests that, although potentially powerful, physical place itself can become oppressive and imprisoning, in that it is often tied down by established scenes, symbols, and routines.’
    • ‘Let yourself be carried along by this great wave of deterritorialization to a place where memory, pleasure and pain melt together, mixing and morphing forever.’
    • ‘A process of deterritorialization leads to an undermining of nation states and democracies in a drive toward turning the globe into one large consumerist collective.’
    • ‘In the Deleuzian formulation such a displacement is necessary because deterritorialization involves a collapse of the subjective enunciation and the presentation of material.’
    • ‘It is important to emphasize this, because this is the reason why the process of communicative deterritorialization has its own speed, volatility and degree.’