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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of decenter.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as decentrated.


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  • The state's online infrastructure was simply ill-equipped to undermine this kind of decentered audience-generated citizen news production that anchored what is now known as the "Twitter Revolution."

    Adel Iskandar: New Media and Iran's Revolutionary Impulse

  • 'decentered' setup, and such reallocations are best suited for more mature companies.

    HBS Working Knowledge

  • In comments published on the Holberg Prize website, she described her work as "decentered" and "pluralistic" history, "where what happens in a woman's workshop or a villager's hut or at

    The Seattle Times

  • The decentered immortality that Nietzsche attributes to the man of "superior culture" — who preserves in his own body fragments of a vanished past — closely resembles the immortality that Walter Pater, for instance, famously attributed to La Gioconda:

    Culture and Discontinuity (in the 1840s and in Foucault)

  • In these situations I suspect I have neither avoided a fallacy, nor decentered subjectivity.

    Culture and Discontinuity (in the 1840s and in Foucault)

  • You astutely problematize decentered-ness but you overlook that your ideology is always already overdetermined.

    Shlomo-Bobo-Flabbo-ism (plus Addendum)

  • It was the society that raised him that left him decentered and awash in the middle of an America he couldn't deal with; it wasn't money or politics or even beliefs that drove him to do what he did, but merely the feeling of being a "little man" in a world where, even as a "big man" he couldn't get any recognition.

    Nicolas Niarchos: Lennon's Last Days Remembered

  • Yet formally self-conscious and deliberately ambiguous though it tended to be, “The Sopranos” was by no means so completely decentered in its “overall moral or thematic attitude” as all that.

    Still More Links « Gerry Canavan

  • So maybe “perspective” is an outmoded category to look for in Infinite Jest; maybe this sort of decentered narrative chaos is the best we can hope for.

    Infinite Summer 2: Chapter Headings, Postmodernism, Time « Gerry Canavan

  • There is no poststructuralist person--no completely decentered subject for whom all meaning is arbitrary, totally relative, and purely historically contingent, unconstrained by body and brain.

    Philosopgy in the Flesh - Chapter One


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