From my understanding, to disidentify with something means to not identify with something, or to separate yourself from a group or identity. Although I was born in America, I come from a Caribbean background. When I was a teenager there was a time when i disidentified with American culture and only wanted to deal with my Caribbean roots. I don’t think it’s a bad thing, I just wanted to be more connected to my family’s heritage. Since then I’ve learned to combine both cultures into who I am.
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I think your definition of disidentification is spot on. Although you were born in America, you held on to your heritage, disidentifying yourself from American culture.
I agree, and I think everyone has to go through that. But as we get older, we learn that we can have many different things that we identify with.
I agree with your definition, but I also believe that this allows you to have the ability to step back from a situation and evaluate what is going on and why you are doing this. I feel as of you did this when coming to America since you were holding on to your Caribbean heritage so much.
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