1 definition by deepblue1975

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The practice of fetishizing other, usually non-Western cultures for purposes of conscious or unconscious valorization of one's own worldliness and/or openness to cultural difference. May include the open display of jewelry, clothing and other cultural symbols completely incongruous with one's own identity.

Ethnopornography is usually practiced by white, middle-class, highly educated liberals who claim attraction to the values, beliefs and practices of those whose symbols they adopt because they are somehow more authentic, spiritually complex, and/or true to human nature than their own.

A contemporary form of post-colonial oppression.
"Man, Chris wearing that loincloth during his anthropology presentation on the Amazon tribe was completely ethnopornographic."

"That Discovery documentary on African stone age tribes was just ethnopornography."
by deepblue1975 February 05, 2010

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