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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of exoticise.
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The Indian subcontinent, China, the Middle East: these places and their peoples were exoticised, romanticised and patronised.
Like you, I don't want to read of an exoticised East - the reality we live with is far removed: the drains smell, there are social issues that need to be addressed, and when it boils down to it, Malaysia is no more (or less) exotic than anywhere else on the earth's surface.
With the latter, we feel included in the joke, a part of the proceedings, whereas with the former, we feel as if on show, as if exoticised for a world audience.
People often talk about wanting to go back to their roots to their homeland, and the poem imagines someone going back - trying to capture that exoticised feeling they were after.
The exoticised tableaux portraying the 'unity in diversity' of India.
The familiar, taken-for-granted practice of appending a price to a commodity as an imaginary estimate of the money for which that commodity will be exchanged, is exoticised by this anthropological comparison - positioned as an arbitrary custom institutionalised by nothing more stable than the social practices of indigenous inhabitants of capitalist societies.
What we end up with is an outdated Orientalist reading of an exoticised woman.