anatopism


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a·nat·o·pism

(ă-nat'ō-pizm),
Failure to conform to the cultural pattern.
[G. ana, backward, + topos, place]

anatopism

An obsolete term for social inappropriateness, socially inappropriate.
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The problem explicated in this passage from Said was referred to earlier as "cultural anatopism.
We find the anatopism of Claudius's comment to Gertrude in the wake
The most immediately observable consequence for Buida is the absence among the new settlers of a sense of place, a condition that might be called anatopism.