dyingness

dyingness

(ˈdaɪɪŋnəs)
n
the nature or condition of expiring or declining
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Coomaraswamy lamented that the museum represented an encounter that preserved the folksong at the very moment it destroyed the folksinger, and he suggested that the Indian national moment should fight a guerrilla war against the idea of the museum because it embodied a clinical curiosity about the death and dyingness of traditional cultures that encountered the western gaze.