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."
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