Definitions

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  • n. the conversion of something into a more exotic form
  • n. the representation of something ordinary as being exotic
  • n. the act of romanticizing elements of something, like a culture, that is foreign to oneself

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Examples

  • Now, I suspect the interviewer is quoting me once referencing (and snorting over) some sentences in a Sitwell biography (too lazy to look up the title) where Edith says something about Villa that in politically-correct quarters would be considered "exoticization".

    FOR THE RECORD RE. JOSE GARCIA VILLA

  • Maybe globalization has short-circuited SFs exoticization tendencies?

    The Future is Japanese. Really. « Haikasoru: Space Opera. Dark Fantasy. Hard Science.

  • Out of fear of self-exoticization, whole lexicons, common and proper nouns, landscapes, backroads, and trysts go unrecorded.

    THE LONG LOST STARTLE by JOEL TOLEDO

  • The exoticization that saved the neighborhood in the past became fuel for protest; in black-and-white photos of a 1968 Chinatown demonstration, young radicals rejected the old guard with signs that lampooned a dated way of thinking: “KEEP GRANT AVE NARROW, DIRTY, AND QUAINT FOR TOURISTS!”

    American Chinatown

  • F: moreover, it suggests that there is unconsidered racism and exoticization going on in this market.

    So friends list, do you find this appropriate?

  • One is the exoticization of the “whopper virgins.”

    BURGER KING “WHOPPER VIRGIN” CAMPAIGN » Sociological Images

  • I have posted previously on the exoticization of the Other through tourism see especially this post on hula girls in Hawaii.

    INTERRACIAL DATING AS TOURISM » Sociological Images

  • This is part of an exoticization of the Other that occurs within state borders as well as across.bell hooks talks about about how some white people see having sex with a person of color as an exciting adventure, like atrip to an exotic location,in her essay “Eating the Other.”

    INTERRACIAL DATING AS TOURISM » Sociological Images

  • If we need a place for exoticization, let's use Europe, instead, since European literature has a long and vivid history to counteract our fumbling representations, and there's less chance of doing damage, less chance of our inadvertent, best-intentioned stereotypes propping up a master narrative of dehumanization.

    The Farther Shore

  • I have two longish things I really want to put together for International Blog Against Racism Week -- one trying to Own My Skanky Race Issues around the whole thing about exoticization, and one that says all the things I was too lazy and conflict-avoidant to say about Stargate-centric racism back when it was fandom's issue du jour and yes, there will be cats!

    IBARW: two recs of potential interest to fandom -- Version POC

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