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Provincialism

 

(localism), a word or expression whose use is limited to a certain region, city, or other area. In the 19th century the term was used primarily to denote dialectisms, that is, deviations from standard speech.

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They could not write about a romantic national landscape rooted in New England provincialism if they studied 20th-century literature, for 20th-century literature does not represent that provincialism.
Yet despite these dangers everyone is desperate to escape the small-minded provincialism of the place, and all the residents have amusingly superficial (though familiar) answers to this problem.
Putting aside superficiality and intellectual provincialism, he acquired the Christian poise, his second great quality, which enabled him to confront reality with all its trials with confidence, grace, and versatility.
Speight's men also insist that the president step down, an indication that this is not simply an issue about Indo-Fijians and indigenous Fijians, but also about the tribal provincialism of the indigenous Fijians themselves.
Ultimately, the book shames contemporary critical trends of symptomatic reading and provincialism.
You see the provincialism that is often present once the debate begins.
The effects on scholars of the provincialism of the orders might also be tackled from quite the other end.
The combination of provincialism, pomp, and power grates on some outside observers.
While the overall comprehensiveness and quality of this work are admirable, there are a number of omissions that betray a provincialism that is unworthy of modern Israeli archaeology.
Peter Simpson for example writes, 'with New Zealand's steady growth in cultural maturity provincialism is losing its grip on both artists and their audiences'.
The central chairman of the APCNGA said that government has imposed two different slabs of cess on the CNG stations which is Rs 200 per mmbtu in one region and Rs 253 per mmbtu in other fanning provincialism.
languages and national language which can keep us aloof from provincialism, regionalism and local biasness.

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