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décentrement

English translation: decentering

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French term or phrase:décentrement
English translation:decentering

12:41 Jun 13, 2013
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French to English translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Anthropology / NON-medical
French term or phrase: décentrement
My text:

"Il s’agit, pour reprendre les termes de Godelier, de mettre en place une pédagogie du « décentrement » intellectuel et social. "

Can anyone comment on the accuracy of my translation: "Here we are, in Godelier's words, putting in place a teaching approach that leads to intellectual and social decentralization"

text from Godelier below:

http://jda.revues.org/3774#text

Un anthropologue est quelqu’un qui part avec ce qu’on lui a appris dans sa société sur ce
qu’est une société, sur les types de parenté, etc., qui part donc avec un appareil de concepts
et de connaissances. Il devrait partir également avec une vigilance critique, c’est‑à‑dire être
prêt à critiquer ce qu’il a appris si cela ne correspond pas à ce qu’il observe. Mais il part avec
un appareil théorique de son temps qui est une construction. Il travaille avec ce moi cognitif.
Il va devoir se décentrer par rapport à sa propre culture, sa propre société. Ce décentrement
systématique, cette suspension de son jugement, ce travail sur soi, cette ascèse analytique est
l’acte fondateur de la démarche d’un anthropologue qui doit se mettre à distance de lui‑même
et de sa culture d’origine pour observer.
michellekb
Local time: 05:48
decentering
Explanation:
Lots of hits on Google with "decentering + Godelier".

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I'd avoid decentralization as that word was a possible option in French and not chosen - probably as it immediately makes one think of decentralized administration. Does not mean the same thing either.

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Note added at 10 mins (2013-06-13 12:52:17 GMT)
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http://www.asu.edu/clas/shesc/news/pdf/godelier-breakingmirr...

There is also a Google Books ref (unpostable URL on ProZ, as too long) to the influence of decentralization from social economics which probably made it a buzz word for Godelier in 1974.

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http://www.alleydog.com/glossary/definition.php?term=Decente...

Decentering: Decentering refers to the ability to consider multiple aspects of a situation. In Piaget's theory of cognitive development, the third stage is called Concrete Operational stage, where a child age 7-12 shows increased use of logic. One of the logical processes that develops is that of Decentering. For example, when asked to choose between two lollipops, a child might choose based on how one flavor is better than the other even though the other is the same size and color.

Read more: http://www.alleydog.com/glossary/definition.php?term=Decente...


See also the PDF accessible here : Guiraudon.ppt - UCLA International Institute
www.international.ucla.edu/cms/files/Guiraudon.ppt
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Maurice Godelier: decentering our gaze and reconstructing social science disciplines. US post 9/11. Was Columbus a terrorist or an illegal alien? Was the Taco ...

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Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Local time: 05:48
Grading comment
Thanks Nikki - I missed it and appreciate your help. from the context, decentering is definitely the word I need
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decentering


Explanation:
Lots of hits on Google with "decentering + Godelier".

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Note added at 7 mins (2013-06-13 12:49:56 GMT)
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I'd avoid decentralization as that word was a possible option in French and not chosen - probably as it immediately makes one think of decentralized administration. Does not mean the same thing either.

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Note added at 10 mins (2013-06-13 12:52:17 GMT)
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http://www.asu.edu/clas/shesc/news/pdf/godelier-breakingmirr...

There is also a Google Books ref (unpostable URL on ProZ, as too long) to the influence of decentralization from social economics which probably made it a buzz word for Godelier in 1974.

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Note added at 12 mins (2013-06-13 12:54:17 GMT)
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http://www.alleydog.com/glossary/definition.php?term=Decente...

Decentering: Decentering refers to the ability to consider multiple aspects of a situation. In Piaget's theory of cognitive development, the third stage is called Concrete Operational stage, where a child age 7-12 shows increased use of logic. One of the logical processes that develops is that of Decentering. For example, when asked to choose between two lollipops, a child might choose based on how one flavor is better than the other even though the other is the same size and color.

Read more: http://www.alleydog.com/glossary/definition.php?term=Decente...


See also the PDF accessible here : Guiraudon.ppt - UCLA International Institute
www.international.ucla.edu/cms/files/Guiraudon.ppt
Traduire cette page
Maurice Godelier: decentering our gaze and reconstructing social science disciplines. US post 9/11. Was Columbus a terrorist or an illegal alien? Was the Taco ...



Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Local time: 05:48
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Thanks Nikki - I missed it and appreciate your help. from the context, decentering is definitely the word I need

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