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  • v. Present participle of exoticise.


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  • But there's some kind of exoticising of him that's going on, and there's some kind of attempt to say that he's really not one of us, that I find extremely disturbing.

    CNN Transcript Aug 10, 2008

  • The snapshots of everyday life in this part of Africa, written without romantising or 'exoticising' (is there such a word?) made the place and people real, vibrantly alive, interesting.

    My Home at the End of the World

  • Without "exoticising" the indigenous people one can safely say that the few remaining parts of the country, which still have indigenous/tribal populations left in a majority and where the Maoists are active are really the last bastions of their entire civilisation.

    Archive 2006-08-01

  • That usage had a brief boom in Vancouver intellectual circles in the late 80's early 90's, as an extreme example of "political correctness", in the old, proper, as used by the left senseas a synonym for "exoticising". A DAY IN THE LIFE OF THE OED.

  • I think the international book publishers are guilty of exoticising various nationalities.

    EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Dean Francis Alfar

  • While there have been japanese-style fantasy written by Westerners earlier (such as the Book of Years series by Peter Morwood), Hearn uses the brilliant technique of describing her world from inside, calling typical japanese phenomena by generic names rather than exoticising Japanese terms.

    And the results are're who now?

  • Talking about how to balance portraying our cultures truthfully to the American market (if we're able to) versus exoticising them was probably the most interesting part to me, mostly because there's no easy answer, and I struggle with it all the time.

    Where I Been, Doing Stuff.

  • Mitchell tries very hard to avoid exoticising Japan, though the bizarre nunnery and the warlord-ism detract a bit from this attempt.

    Daily News & Analysis

  • Perhaps the most uncomfortable parts of the show are those which reflect Voltaire's exoticising of the non-European world: the inflatable sufi mystic, for instance, or the ape-ish natives of El Dorado.

    theatre notes

  • Also present here is some of the exoticising that so raises the hackles of many of us Indian readers - references to Tantric sex and Kali worship, for instance (see on left the international cover I found on Amazon. com, a Kali with a stylishly skewed third eye!).



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