Conversación 04

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Conversación 4

En esta ocasión, se profundizó la noción de “lo exótico” a partir de las respuestas de cada una. Se habló de que si bien el término originalmente se utiliza para denominar una especie extranjera en un medio ambiente particular, en el contexto cultural, se denomina exótico a una variedad de grupos y personas que incluso pueden ser nativos de un determinado lugar. Se conversó sobre el uso político de “lo exótico”, refiriéndose a la segregación y menoscabo a los que son sometidos ciertos grupos sociales denominados con esta etiqueta.

This time, we elaborated on “the exotic” from the responses of each of us. We realised that although the term was originally used to describe an alien species in a particular environment, in a cultural context the exotic applies to a variety of groups and individuals that may even be native to that particular place. We talked about the political use of “the exotic”, referring to the segregation and prejudice to which certain social groups labelled in this way are subjected to.

 

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Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Construyendo Lo Exótico


Monday, February 27th, 2012

From Latin Exoticus

DefinitioN

From Latin exoticus, from ἐξωτικός (eksotikos, “foreign”), literally “from the outside”, from ἐξω-­ (ekso, “outside”), from ἐξ (eks, “out of”).

exotic (comparative more exotic, superlative most exotic)

1. Foreign, with the connotation of excitingly foreign.

exotic appearance

2. Non-­‐native to the ecosystem.

QuoteS

‘Culture or Civilization, taken in its widest ethnographic sense, is that complex whole which includes knowledge, belief, art, morals, custom, and any other capabilities and habits acquired by man as a member of society’ (Tylor 1968 [1871]).

Cultural relativism is an indispensable and unquestionable theoretical premiss and methodological rule-­of-­thumb in our attempts to understand alien societies in as unprejudiced a way as possible. (Hylland 1995)


Monday, February 27th, 2012

Lo exótico

 

 

“Exoticism will conflate the distinct and the distinctive, will reductively believe that the true nature of a given society lies in precisely those aspects in which that society differs most saliently from the rest of the world. Exoticism reduces culture to picturesque idiosyncracies.” p.36 Edited by Wintle, Michael, 2006, Image into Identity: Constructing and Assigning Identity in a Culture of Modernity, Rodopi, Amsterdam and New York

(El exoticismo combina lo distinto y lo característico, asume que la verdadera naturaleza de cualquier sociedad se funda precisamente en los aspectos que la diferencian más notablemente del resto del mundo. El exoticismo reduce las culturas a pintorescas idiosincracias.)

Dibujos hechos por visitantes del museo antropológico de Amsterdam en respuesta a la pregunta ¿Como clasificaría a las personas representadas en el museo?

“El interés postmoderno en el Otro ha abierto algún espacio en los circuitos “cultos” para lo vernáculo y las culturas no occidentales. Pero ha introducido una nueva sed de exoticismo , portadora de un etnocentrismo pasivo o de segunda instancia, que en vez de universalizar sus paradigmas condiciona ciertas producciones culturales del mundo periférico de acuerdo con paradigmas que se esperan de allí para el consumo de los centros. Muchos artistas, críticos y curadores parecen bien dispuestos a “otrizarse” para occidente.” pag. 18. Mosquera, Gerardo. (2010). Caminar con el Diablo. Exit, Madrid

“Come to Southeast Asia to meet Creatures you may not know have existed. Is it an alien or an earth animal? You may ask yourself these questions when stumbling upon some of Southeast Asia’s wild animals. Meeting these creatures is peculiar and intriguing to say the least, yet the sad fact remains; many of them are endangered in the wild. Only with the help of an expert guide can you truly experience these unique animals in their natural habitat.”  http://www.exotissimo.com/


Monday, February 27th, 2012

Lo exótico, Rosario C.



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