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xenocentrism

Definition of Xenocentrism

(noun) The tendency to value goods and culture or even ideas from a country other than one’s own as better.

Example of Xenocentrism

  • From the perspective of the United States, German beer and French wine are by default better than anything made locally.

Xenocentrism Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /zɛnəsɛntrɪz(ə)m/
    • British English
      • /zɛnəsɛntrɪz(ə)m/
  • Syllabification: (xeno·cen·trism)

Usage Notes

  • Plural: xenocentrisms
  • Variant spelling: xeno-centrism

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Cite the Definition of Xenocentrism

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “xenocentrism.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved October 16, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/xenocentrism/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

xenocentrism. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/xenocentrism/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “xenocentrism.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed October 16, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/xenocentrism/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“xenocentrism.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 16 Oct. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/xenocentrism/>.