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Socality Barbie and the search for authenticity

Have you noticed how ‘authenticity’ has become something of a buzzword lately?

Crossing the Culture Angeline Liles
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Socality Barbie | photo: Instagram.com (socalitybarbie)

Having become unlaced from its close old companion ‘integrity’, its meaning has taken on a new set of connotations. As Douglas Wilson says in his short book Wordsmithy, ‘the word authentic has lost its authenticity and has become a nebulous term of praise’.