Dead White European Male


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Dead White European Male

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Dead White Male

n
(Sociology) a man whose importance and talents may have been exaggerated because he belonged to a historically dominant gender and ethnic group
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In it Busch decries the use of current trendy jargon and complains that if Chaucer were to apply for a university job today he would not get it "because he is a dead white European male and because his degree isn't good enough, and because he doesn't do theory.
Many of the dead white European males of music history certainly did, weaving themes from folk and popular into orchestral compositions.
Hamlin believes that some Renaissance writers were less myopically Eurocentric than is usually allowed by those keen to denounce dead white European males.
The most pronounced obsession, of course, would seem to be with Dead White European Males, otherwise and quippingly known as the canon fodders.