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 (ăk′ə-dĕm′ĭ-sĭz′əm) also a·cad·e·mism (ə-kăd′ə-mĭz′əm)
Traditional formalism, especially when reflected in art.

academicism, academism

1. the mode of teaching or of procedure in a private school, college, or university.
2. a tendency toward traditionalism or conventionalism in art, literature, music, etc.
3. any attitudes or ideas that are learned or scholarly but lacking in worldliness, common sense, or practicality. — academie, n., adj. — academist, n.
See also: Learning
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Noun1.academism - orthodoxy of a scholastic variety
traditionalism, traditionality - strict adherence to traditional methods or teachings
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This is how can be explained his call for the Gothic and, generally speaking, for the primitive, "initial", spontaneous forms of creation, in relation with the abhorring of classicism, in which he distinguishes only mannerism and academism.
There is much change required before an entire volume can be filled with such voices, but Speaking for Ourselves is a valuable resource for those living and/or researching mergers of activism, academism, and indigenism in a way that respects all our relations.
Good and inventive creators can be found in each round of the competition, yet the point is for there to be more of them and that they don't find themselves trapped in an enclave of disinterest under the flag of experimental laboratory academism.
This marks Otaku as related to the New Academism movement of the 1980s, during which the Japanese academic establishment was influenced by Baudrillard, Lyotard, Lacan, and Derrida and went on to influence its largely non-academic readership.
A comparable process would occur almost simultaneously in Nazi Germany with its banning of entartete Kunst (degenerate art) accused of being Jewish Bolshevist and foreign, and with its imposition of heavy academism.