xenophilia

   Love of the foreign or unfamiliar. A xenophile is a person attracted to that which is foreign (or ethnic), especially to foreign peoples, manners, or cultures. In Western societies during the 1990s, in reaction to the prevailing opinion that the great accomplishments have been made almost exclusively by males of European descent (DWMs), there was a xenophilic embrace of works by women, non-whites and the dispossessed. Also see antiquarianism, attitude, bias, chinoiserie, discrimination, empathy, ethnosphere, feminism and feminist art, First Amendment rights, gender issues, humanism, lookism, motivation, multiculturalism, political correctness, praise, and xenophobia. (pr. ze'ne-fee"lee-e)

Glossary of Art Terms. 2014.

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  • xenophilia — xenophilic, adj. /zen euh fil ee euh, zee neuh /, n. an attraction to foreign peoples, cultures, or customs. [1955 60; XENO + PHILIA] * * * …   Universalium

  • xenophilia — noun an attraction or love of foreign people, manners or culture Ant: xenophobia …   Wiktionary

  • xenophilia — love of foreigners Love and Attraction …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • xenophilia — n. attraction or liking of the unfamiliar or strange things; love of the foreign; liking of foreigners, attraction to foreign peoples; attraction or love to foreign customs …   English contemporary dictionary

  • xenophilia — xenophilic, adj. /zen euh fil ee euh, zee neuh /, n. an attraction to foreign peoples, cultures, or customs. [1955 60; XENO + PHILIA] …   Useful english dictionary

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