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|French to English translations [PRO]|
Marketing - Tourism & Travel
|French term or phrase: tourné vers l'Autre|
|The following is a quote from a tourist brochure relating to an area of France from a local film-maker, talking about his region and more specifically its identity:|
"Je la vois comme quelque chose de très convivial, joyeux et tourné vers l’Autre."
Can anyone suggest a more appropriate English translation of 'tourné vers l'Autre' than 'Outward-looking' or 'Open to outsiders'? And what is the significance of the capital A?
|open to others (and otherness)|
The capital A may be confusing, but it comes from the contemporary French philosophical issue concerning Autrui, l'Autre, which always capitalizes 'the Other'.
The film-maker is referring to his openness to everyone's 'otherness' - including his
There is a good introduction to the notion of Autrui and l'Autre in the French wikipedia article cited here.
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