cultural cringe


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cultural cringe

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(Sociology) the perception that one's own culture is inferior to that of another group or country
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Issues of impartiality are always up for discussion--whether it be a case of a critic infected with severe cultural cringe and thus seeming too tough on their compatriots, or of being overly generous to local films and thus 'going soft' on them.
It is then the purpose of this paper to explore this line of research by investigating the relationship between cultural cringe and consumer behaviors in China.
Hughes called this sense of inadequacy "the Cultural Cringe," the assumption that what one wrote or painted or carved "is of unknown value until it is judged by people outside your own society.
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.

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