izing 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."