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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of exoticize.


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  • In it, Hansen asks whether the narrator exoticizes Mugabe when they meet.


  • These products may simply display a Hindu deity, but many times, the manufacturers have chosen to take not-so-respectful, even perverted liberties with them -- contorting them or photoshopping them for an end to which we are uncertain, except that it ultimately exoticizes and defiles that which is not theirs.

    Suhag A. Shukla, Esq.: To Use Or Not To Use: The Question For Hindu Images And The West

  • It widens the mainstream, de-exoticizes, and makes it no stranger, in the public eye, to be gay or a woman or a Jew or in a wheelchair or of Nigerian or Korean or Tuvan descent than to be Ward and June Cleaver.

    Heck of a nice species you got there. Shame if something... happened to it.

  • Finally, the entire book exoticizes and idealizes indigenous peoples.

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  • Except for the fact that the government either exoticizes these groups for tourist purposes while they remain poor, second-class citizens, or create conscious programs to aggressively assimilate these groups out of existence, particularly in politically hostile regions like Tibet and Xinjiang.

    Katherine Goldstein: Hook, Line, and Sinker: NBC Swallows Opening Ceremonies Propaganda

  • Notice the way that the author exoticizes them with references to color, a natural frivolity, and the use of words like “fevered,” “outlandish,” “wild,” and “exotic” exotic to who?

    REPRESENTING “AFRICA” » Sociological Images

  • A series of scenic vignettes, all shot in and around the northern village of Lanna, the film harbors an obvious nostalgia for a simpler time, but it never exoticizes the hard agrarian life; the filmmaker's rapt, uncondescending eye keeps sentimentality at bay.

    GreenCine Daily: Torino Dispatch.

  • In Binlang Shi Shr (Betelnut Girls), Ho not only expresses a concern over the "entrapment" of women in sexual-economic exploitation, but also exoticizes this selling process, as an actor hired for the performance interacts with viewers like a betelnut girl.

    Boing Boing: September 17, 2006 - September 23, 2006 Archives

  • The film is about the way that tourism, and especially the particularly Western conception of tourism, eroticizes and exoticizes the foreign locales that the tourist visits.

    Vicky Cristina Barcelona

  • For American teenagers, O'Malley de-exoticizes the Palestinian cause, transforming a struggle that contains a large component of religious warfare into a more accessible -- and possibly more sympathetic -- political and socioeconomic one.

    Daimnation!: The new Weekly Standard has


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