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  • The constant scrutiny of our appearance from the racialization to the exotification ensures that blackness is continually under discipline.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • Did I not urge, after all, that "a sensitivity to difference should not lead to the ghettoization or exotification of the Other, to an othering of the Other as an embodiment of difference itself"?

    'That Obscure Object of Historical Desire'

  • Stuff that involves race like this, as innocuous as a box of tea may seem, is always much more complex and far-reaching than it seems on the surface, especially with the exotification implications and I think Cathy brought up a good point with this post.

    This Side of “Paradise”

  • But there's no coddling of the reader, and no gape-mouthed pointing or exotification of Mirka.

    Boing Boing

  • At best, amongst the women I would see a white-dread unabashedly adoring her "Nubian Queen," holding her up on a pedestal of ethno-exotification to keep her own dreads intact stronger than any market beeswax could guarantee.

    Electronic Intifada : Palestine

  • It was very refreshing to read about India as viewed by western eyes without the gratuitous exotification that often goes with the territory.


  • Despite the saguaro-themed decor and authentic salsa music resounding against a chalkboard menu that includes carnitas, chorizo y papas, huevos revueltos, and other comidas clásicas, exotification is afoot here.


  • While it's true that individual preferences in partners are complicated, when large swaths of queer women's community exotify trans men or identify as trans-sensual or even "tranny chasers" while being clear that they will not consider trans women as potential partners, that's transmisogyny (and in some cases, general transphobia or cissexist exotification as well).

    The Bilerico Project

  • There’s a sort of erasure and concomitant exotification that occurs just by virtue of being Filipino or any other underrepresented ethnic group.

    Worth Your Time « Planning the Day

  • notes from planet exotification - Danya Ruttenberg

    notes from planet exotification - Danya Ruttenberg


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  • Turned up in the NYT Magazine today.

    May 8, 2011

  • exotification - To make exotic. Just add it to exotic.

    May 8, 2011