Hm, regarding making it less scifi-centric: Instead of always saying "Planet, " say (at least at the first instance) "planet or species" Point out that often, a work depicts humans as culturally diverse and complex while simultaneously making every other race a uniform, single-culture-species, or nearly so. The See Also links at the bottom are mostly Scifi. What non-scifi tropes are also related to this one?
edited 14th Oct '12 10:14:31 PM by ArcadesSabboth
Oppression anywhere is a threat to democracy everywhere.
QuasarBumpity. Can we expand to non-sci-fi specific, or do we need a crowner?
World's Toughest MilkmanI'd agree to making it not-SF-specific. Though I think it's mainly going to be Played for Laughs outside of Speculative Fiction. Everyone from Poultryvania is obsessed with chickens, and insists on keeping them in the bedroom....
"Existential Despair" is an oxymoron.
QuasarI agree with this course of action. Should we just proceed?
ReymmăKino No Tabi is not just listed on Planet of Hats, someone has named it their Most Triumphant Example. It's a Dieselpunk fantasy in which each town seems to be a self-sufficient country, and they all have their own very strong traditions and norms. And none is seen for more than one episode. So it's a definite example or at least a sister trope, even though they are all supposedly human. Just to say it's being used outside of aliens. My idea is that we could have a supertrope, call it Monoculture, defined as a work having repeatedly (at least 3) peoples defined racially and spatially (so, not one that recruits) in which the culture is so strong and uniform that someone who does not adhere to it is seen as going against that culture (rather than being one of a broad spectrum within that culture). We could then have have Planet of Hats as the Space Opera subtrope ("Race Of Hats" would be more accurate, but the Grandfather Clause might prevail).
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