Dead White European Male

Definitions

Information & Library Science

  • noun a conventionally important historical figure, especially one of the writers and thinkers whose works have traditionally formed the basis of academic study in Europe and North America.

Media Studies

  • noun a man such as a writer or philosopher, who is conventionally regarded as important, but whose significance may have been exaggerated simply because he came from Europe or North America
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