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decenter

/de·cen·ter/ (-sen´ter) in optics, to design or make a lens such that the visual axis does not pass through the optical center of the lens.
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Derridean theory examines the interrelationships between center and decenter part of social structure.
This mediation, however complexly conceived, has elicited from several scholars a discussion that often turns on contemporary theories of language which decenter the speaking subject and suspend "autonomous discourse" alone above nitty-gritty pragmatic social interaction.
While Harris effectively imposes reconstructed European folkloric frameworks on each of the novels, she fails to acknowledge that Morrison uses inversion, subversion, and reversal as devices to decenter Euro-American world views only to replace them with African and African American folkloric paradigms.
First, each enters a "wild space" marked out by a voluntary poverty that decenters "normality.
Indeed, Soyinka (1988) in such appropriately and provocatively titled essays as "The critic and society: Barthes, leftocracy and other mythologies" and "The autistic hunt; or how to Marximize mediocrity" has, in this matter, posed the ultimate interrogation to the critic: the interpreter or theorist who decenters the writer and artist from his culture or from the historical process, does he or she extend the displacement or decentering to him or herself?
Through its ability to infinitely link units of text, hypertext highlights intra- and intertextuality, is always multivocal, and constantly decenters itself, destroying the line between center and margin.
This notion of identity construction radically decenters the modern, autonomous self by shifting the locus of subjectivity from the self to the Other.
This is an exciting book that decenters the human organism from the psychoanalytic theory of mind whilst making the findings of ethology relevant to human self-understanding.
This intertextual play effectively evokes the myth without actually representing the phenomenon of passing, and in this way Morrison decenters and deforms the traditional passing figure.
Pelevin further decenters the identity of this dazzling novel by placing in its middle a seemingly unrelated, hilarious story of two pot fiends.