What Are Some Examples of Xenocentrism?
An example of xenocentrism would be the belief that wines in Italy are far superior to those produced in the United States. The term xenocentrism refers to the preference of ideas and products of a foreign culture over a native's own.
Another example of xenocentrism is the preference of the Renaissance artists for the art of the ancient Greeks, which the Europeans tended to emulate in their own artistic products. The 18th century primitivism movement is another xenocentric example. The followers of this movement romanticized the idea of the noble savage that had not been corrupted by civilization, and the followers reflected their beliefs in various fields, such as ethnography, philosophy and art.