Provincialism


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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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Artists, musicians, writers, and intellectuals had illustrated, composed, and written of an exceptional national landscape rooted in the provincialism of the New England Romantics of the 1830s and 1840s.
Their unadventurous attitude in not turning out for what should have been one of the target concerts of the season is the manifest difference between crashing provincialism and the talked-up pretensions of being part of a true European Capital of Culture.
The old Blue and Blacks confirmed their fresh regional tag yesterday, although it will do little to convince those at some of the merged outfits that the capital club has truly embraced the concept of provincialism.
Although the Kentucky native is now a devoted Texan, Mills shuns provincialism in his work.
Cardiff and Pontypridd - another likely pairing if the WRU opt for provincialism next season - also face each other, with Bridgend hosting Swansea and Llanelli facing Neath.
We believe provincialism is the right way to go for Welsh rugby and now we are awaiting the clubs' response.
Our main partner is playing in a disloyal manner, using demagoguery and showing intransigence, incomprehension and provincialism.
Or I guess Joyce and Mann, having transcended their European provincialism, have now become "universal," huh, Stanley?
Surly provincialism of local yahoos and a few nice plot ironies abet pic's laconic tenor, though character dynamics, suspense and action could have been ratcheted up a notch.
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.
At a time when internationalism seems to be the compelling contemporary-art question, the issue pervading American art is often reduced to cosmopolitanism versus provincialism.

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