And much like the depiction of the American frontier as a "virgin land" despite a Native American presence, Cole fails to see that the primitivity
of the Mexican landscape is an illusion generated by those who want to possess it for their own ideological purposes.
That is, both theoretical vocabularies establish developmentally progressive narratives by making primitivity
of form an indicator of historical priority.
In addition to exploding the barrier between high and popular culture, their particular procedure for judging jazz introduced a sensitivity to cultural hybridity that made it difficult merely to call jazz a subspecies of la musique negre and judge it for its expression of racial primitivity
2) Given primitivity
, one can use the following fact: if a and a are primitive elements modulo m then [Alpha] = [a.
The premodern husband's helpmate work of Melanesian women in 'Bonanza of copper and gold' (Leydet and Austen 1982:162) is gendered with vulnerability, primitivity
, superstition and the constraints of tradition.
The self-parodying humour which sometimes accompanies the subverting of whitefellas' values can be taken to confirm the worst white fears of a submerged irresponsible primitivity
In this way, according to Coundouriotis, he makes an important contribution to the development of viable postcolonial cultural identities in Africa, especially through his demonstration of complicity between European (especially French) colonialism and precisely the practices (such as the Dahomean human sacrifices) that the Europeans identified as signs of African savagery and primitivity
The former seem to have floundered about between absurd and ignorant imitations of science on the one hand and quasi-Darwinian notions of primitivity
and moral degeneracy on the other, while the latter found an imitation dignity in an infantile appeal to a form of "cosmic sadness" formulated by Jack London and passed on to a striking subgenre of the early Modernist novel in America.
The promotion deal is necessary for parting with the myth of primitivity
and works produced by an abstract tribal genius.
The lure of primitivity
, of natural religion, and of soon-to-vanish cultural propriety is evoked in their names.
The immense success of Rousseau's doctrine--1) on the spontaneity of genius; 2) on the genius that is to be found in the area of primitivity
and the unconscious; 3) on culture as rather a geniusinhibiting factor (the latter aspect has affinities with an important element in Franz Boas's anthropology: one's own cultural matrix needs to be surpassed or suspended if one wishes to understand it and other foreign cultural matrices)--can be explained by the fact that this type of Rousseauistic genius is easier to reach than is the case with classical genius, which did not look for originality at all, but only strove to be human, for which it needed a model to imitate.
Rather, it is common to find categorizations and classifications of indigenous people in terms that highlight their so-called primitivity
such as the Australian aborigines, Canadian Indians and American natives.