noninitiate

noninitiate

(ˌnɒnɪˈnɪʃɪət; nɒnɪˈnɪʃɪˌeɪt)
n
a person who has not been initiated
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Burdin's process of "performing" himself into the gallery system depends on his aping art-world postures that might seem opaque to the noninitiate. Still, those codes of meaning are easy to crack compared with the rules and references that govern his recording art, which can seem virtually occult in the particularity of its liftings.
For example, revenue "going south" to the noninitiate might summon up images of $100 bills headed toward Miami.
The noninitiate must read the catalogue to know that, say, Rem Koolhaas's Rotterdam, Netherlands, high-fise is a communal facility or to understand that Peter Eisenman's blocks are the model for a biology center.
Initiates into the Santeria priesthood must wear only bright white clothing, and forgo alcohol, parties, dancing, being photographed, touching adult noninitiates, and enjoying public spaces.
In contrast to what Kalaidjian terms the Marxist "proletcult," with "its imported images, styles, and subcultural signs {that} cut against the vernacular grain of nativist popular culture so that it often simply repulsed noninitiates" (1993, 61), Long, though certainly no nativist, views the strikers as a group of working people within a local identity: they are "Pittsburgh men and boys working your mills" or "boys on farms near Pittsburgh" who, while clearly exploited by an inhuman capitalist system, retain their faith in the immanent beauty of life.
Filtering out the outrage from noninitiates may help us get a clearer picture of the prosperity gospel movement and reveal more about the beliefs and desires of believers.
Thus, jargon is only a problem for the specialist who wants to cross over and speak to noninitiates about his field.
Although Pechter obviously possesses an insider's knowledge of Shakespeare Inc., he is also the perfect tour guide for noninitiates. He writes in a clear, formal, often breezy style, and he keeps jargon to a minimum.
This was always intended to be the second limb of Twining's project,(6) but it is also the first book from the new evidence movement designed to be picked up by noninitiates and used for teaching.