othering

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From other +‎ -ing.

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othering (usually uncountable, plural otherings)

  1. (chiefly philosophy) The process of perceiving or portraying someone or something as fundamentally different or alien.
    • 2002, Colin Jones, The Great Nation, Penguin 2003, p. 553:
      The process of political othering was not simply a rhetorical consequence of the Revolution's own unifying political culture.

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