Hottentotism


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Hottentotism

any behavior attributed to the Hottentots, in particular, a kind of stammering or stuttering.
See also: Behavior
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But the Renaissance also opened up a space for experimentation, an experimentation that has given us plays of interweaving registers or, more daringly, a different kind of synthesis--one that is urban, mischievous, open to Americanisms where Douglas Young (1947:23) would rather have what he calls a 'Hottentotism'.