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DWEM (plural DWEMs)

  1. Initialism of dead white European male.
    • 1993, Howard Dickman, The Imperiled Academy
      Few physicists are deploring the dead-white-European-male (DWEM) origins of their discipline.
    • 1997, Philip Herbst, The Color of Words
      The DWEM represents the canon works so long prized by academic traditionalists — works created largely by Western, Eurocentric men, mostly now dead []
    • 2002, Sallie Westwood, Power and the Social
      Foucault has met a similar fate — derided as another DWEM []