Exoticism (Fr. exotisme ; Ger. Exotismus ; It. esotismo)
- Ralph P. Locke
The evocation of a place, people or social milieu that is (or is perceived to be) profoundly different from accepted local norms in its attitudes, customs and morals. Exoticizing tendencies can be found in many musical cultures; the present article deals primarily with instances in Western art (and to a lesser extent popular) music....