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The modern games date from the 1820s as a romanticisation of Highland culture by the ruling Brits.
So, for example, when the eighteenth century European romanticisation of Greek identity is revealed by deconstruction to be a projection of European interests rather than the true origins of European culture, Greeks and Greek Cypriots might be slow to climb onboard due to the fact that these more of less vulnerable cultures do not really have that much to pin their identities on.
This leads to the dangers of romanticisation and overstatement, especially when the author has sympathy with the motivations and world-historic role of his or her subjects, if not necessarily their action.
Somehow the romanticisation of Aboriginal culture may assuage a North American or European person's historical complicity in their own colonial histories, and the broader processes of appropriation of artefacts may also apply for other instruments and artefacts.
Indeed, it is easy to dismiss such arguments as merely representing a misplaced nostalgia or romanticisation.
Cleaver and Toye were at the very beginning of the transformation of Aboriginal themes in Canadian children's books from the early twentieth-century romanticisation of Aboriginal peoples as a doomed remnant of a pre-industrial past into the recognition that Aboriginal people are part of contemporary Canadian society, have voice and agency, and that their stories are uniquely part of their history and must be approached with respect.
This romanticisation of race relations in post-independent Zimbabwe is likely to provoke a diversity of responses from critics.
However, the book oscillates between idealistic romanticisation and nostalgic epitaph.
The romanticisation of Lecter's undemocratic personality expresses a peculiarly American nostalgia for the rights of the aristocrat.
The negative reaction to the romanticisation of the worker as literary, aesthete echoed that by Sargeson in his parody of Mulgan's novel Spur of Morning in Tomorrow, in which he satirised the older author's representation of working people as seen from the narrative perspective of a character similar to Morris in 'Blame Keats'.
Swyripa goes on to say that the decades after 1945 witnessed a large-scale popular romanticisation of the homesteading era in the prairie provinces.
44) Such romanticisation of war and glib dismissal of its human cost is startling in a man who had himself seen the damage of civil war in Ireland.
I've never got my head around its romanticisation, mainly because the most abiding memories of my journeys involved being stationary.
Take for instance her questioning of Black Consciousness's recourse to the past, or its charting of the "present" malaise of apartheid as against its absence in the past, however imperfect and her misreading the recourse as a romanticisation.