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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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By selecting a colloquium subject (immigration and national identity) that is controversial and topical, we also hoped to provide an opportunity to decenter by thinking deeply and critically about their own assumptions and about what they learn from the media.
Thus, our data suggests that the EQ items seem to accurately capture the capacity of being able to decenter from ruminative thoughts which, in turn, have been established as strong predictors of depressive symptoms (for reviews see Lyubomirsky & Tkach, 2004; Mor & Winquist, 2002; Nolen-Hoeksema, 2004).
Here I stand on the opposite side of the "traditional anthropologists" (1) in a sense that I just brought the slice of field from the Pahari children who are the decenter part of the school structure but the center part of their community.
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?
Recognizing the challenge students face when first encountering this difficult text--how little they feel they know as they try to make sense of it--Smart decenters his authority as professor and enlists students self-consciously in the production of their own knowledge of the novel.
Smiley disrupts and decenters discourses that position the father's perspective as the focus of history.
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.
In this textualized autobiography, even the quotidian implements of writing (a prized fountain pen, carefully though unsuccessfully guarded against loss; a venerable notebook, miraculously recovered and restored after its theft and immersion in salt water) occupy this artist's thinking more critically than the ordinary crises of lived experience which the text decenters.