indigenize

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indigenize

(ɪnˈdɪdʒəˌnaɪz) or

indigenise

vb (tr)
(Anthropology & Ethnology) anthropol to alter (something) so as to make it fit in with the local culture
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The first of the two major goals of this paper is to give more form and content to the process whereby the third world indigenizes the social sciences-elements seriously lacking in the present literature.
By drawing upon the time-honored association of fairies with wealth and economic exchange, Shakespeare indigenizes Elizabethan conspicuous consumption: he places a new form of material display catalyzed by political and socioeconomic change within a traditional narrative of a precapitalist social order.
The contradictory ideological associations of Shakespeare's miniaturized fairyland allow Browne to waver between approbation and censure: he indigenizes aristocratic conspicuous consumption as a peculiarly English accomplishment, yet he simultaneously implies that the proud heritage of the English "faery" monarchs has been ludicrously diminished in the person of James I.
This essay argues that Stuart fairy poetry rooted in Shakespeare's innovative representation of tiny, consumeristic fairies, attempts to indigenize new forms of elite material display.