cultural cringe


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cultural cringe

n
(Sociology) the perception that one's own culture is inferior to that of another group or country
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Fernando cultivates no cultural cringe, however, styling his people (in one of his early missives) as 'Lords and Ladies of Australia' (p.
Gaelic" only crawled into Ireland as a cultural cringe term for the language in the late nineteenth century among a class of people who didn't want to admit that it belonged to the country.
It's a cultural cringe that many kids experience but to make it really funny, I've added heaps of MSG, I mean exaggeration into my adventures.
Phillips's influential 1950 essay on Australia's cultural cringe--that internalized feeling of inferiority in Australian writers and artists vis-a-vis their British counterparts--Pickles argues that a similar cultural cringe in New Zealand and English Canada led to an assertive, parochial nationalism and, ultimately, to what she cleverly identifies as cringing historiographies: "by adhering to national boundaries the cringe underlies and limits the parameters of historiography.
The cultural cringe appears to have raised its ugly head again.
CULTURAL cringe is an internalised inferiority complex which causes people in one country to dismiss their own culture as inferior to that of others.
The assumption seems to owe as much to cultural cringe as to evidence and logic, and here's why.
Cultural cringe is, however, flourishing in the United Kingdom, as was evident in the reaction to the announcement that in 2008 the Louvre will open its first gallery dedicated to British art.
At the same time, cultural cringe certainly beats unbridled arrogance, which is why we're Oregon, not Texas.
Phillips on The Cultural Cringe (January 2006) Over our writers--and other artists--looms the intimidating mass of Anglo-Saxon achievement.
The cultural cringe is alive and kicking if Mr Brown has anything to do with it.
Though Hyde's project was hobbled to some extent by his desire to keep politics out of the Gaelic League, the call for de-Anglicization, as Yeats himself recognized, furthered the laudable cause of preserving a national language and, by so doing, offered an essentially nationalist recourse to cultural cringe.

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