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By Victor Segalen

The “Other”—source of worry and fascination; brand of distinction demonized and romanticized. Theories of alterity and cultural variety abound within the modern educational panorama. Victor Segalen’s early try to theorize the unique is a vital reference element for all discussions of alterity, variety, and ethnicity.
Written over the process fourteen years among 1904 and 1918, on the peak of the age of imperialism, Essay on Exoticism encompasses Segalen’s makes an attempt to outline “true Exoticism.” this idea, he was hoping, wouldn't in simple terms substitute nineteenth-century notions of exoticism that he thought of tawdry and romantic, but additionally redirect his contemporaries’ propensity to minimize the unique to the “colonial.” His critique envisions a mechanism that appreciates cultural difference—which it posits as a classy and ontological value—rather than assimilating it: “Exoticism’s strength is not anything except the facility to conceive otherwise,” he writes.
Segalen’s pioneering paintings on otherness anticipates and informs a lot of the present postcolonial critique of colonial discourse. As such Essay on Exoticism is key analyzing for either cultural theorists or people with an curiosity within the politics of distinction and diversity.

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