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exotic

(ĕg-zŏt′ĭk) [Gr. exotikos]
Not native; originating in another part of the world.

exotic

not native, not indigenous.
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In the early twenty-first century, the new generations of Chinese fashion designers are torn by the criticism of facile exoticisms, fictional identities, and Orientalism (to which they often yield), which they contrast with a search for an "authentic" Chineseness, their limited familiarity with the state-run industrial production, and competition with European brands.
The recent treatments of exoticism in Western culture have ranged from sharp critique (much of the post-colonialist theory springing from Said (1978)--Hutnyk (2000) most pertinently to music) to ethnographic inquiry (Clifford 1988) to poetic revitalization (Toop 1999, 2001).
The poets' primitivism and exoticism resist intellectual enquiry because they involve the irrational and unconscious.
Edward Marx provides a thoughtful and well-researched assessment of decadent exoticism in the work of the Indian poet Sarojini Naidu, who was lionized by the male London literary establishment in the 1890s, juxtaposing her with Laurence Hope (Adela Nicolson), an English poet in India and author of the famous song `Pale hands I loved beside the Shalimar'.
He may have been led astray by journalists of the period, who often stressed the peasant's exoticism and backwardness.
The linkage of same-sex desire with exoticism, pride, self-indulgence, and opposition to true religion, along with a secret fear of - and titillation by - it, is thus at least as old as the story of Pelagius and as familiar as a Hollywood biblical epic.
Gillies shows that Othello is generically rather than specifically other: his African exoticism is telescoped into different forms of otherness by the Venetians who consistently associate him with Egyptians, Turks and Indians.
By 1920, a consuming fascination with the exoticism of the Far East was reflected in decorative objects, jewelry, and accessories.
Grounding her approach in the context of the "colonizing gaze," she examines the construction of the exoticism and the passion of this dance as Other.
I maintained this resolve through SDS's 1969 proclamation of the Black Panther Party as the vanguard of the black revolution" - based only on the Panthers' willingness to align with whites - and subsequent gushes of Pantherphile exoticism.
Jules Verne's liberal brand of "imperialist exoticism," for instance, leads him to deliberately reverse the nineteenth-century history of central Asia in Michel Strogoff (1876) in order to ensure that "both the power and the desirability of the liberal state [will] become apparent" through the confrontation of an essentially benevolent Russian Empire with aggressive and expansionist Asiatic "hordes.