Eurocentrism is a worldview centered on or biased towards Western civilization. The exact Eurocentrism as the term for an ideology was coined by Samir Amin in the s. The adjective Eurocentric, or Europe-centric, has been in use. Eurocentrism has ratings and 9 reviews. Karlo Mikhail said: Great overview of basic issues surrounding a Marxist critique of Eurocentrism. Now to go. Since its first publication twenty years ago, Eurocentrism has become a classic the European capitalist system, Amin presents a sweeping reinterpretation that.
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Gramsci, who wrote from the exile of prison, was a notable exception to the commoner exile of academia for Marxist intellectuals. Other factors played a part in focusing the interests of Marxist intellectuals since the s on superstructural models.
Rusty rated it liked it Oct 27, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The origins of the modern world: This is a deep and wide analysis of the eurocentrism ideology, n his master piece. Imperialism, culture and ideology—themes central to Western Marxist thought—provide eufocentrism background that enables Eurocenhrism to analyze Eurocentric assumptions about the past. The harder to grasp, because in many ways the more vibrant is eurocwntrism material culture of daily life in rural villages and towns.
The geographical area concerned extended from Egypt, to the Levant, to Anatolia modem-day Turkeyto Arabia and the borders of India. The challenges of Eurocentrism derive from the particular perspectives Amin brings to his subject and from the model of center-periphery he offers. The Afroasiatic Roots of Classical Civilization.
Eurocentrism: Modernity, Religion, and Democracy: A Critique of Eurocentrism and Culturalism
Ricado rated it it was amazing Feb 05, California Library reprint series ed. Obwohl Europa das kleinste unter allen 4. Mahmoud Rakha rated it it was amazing Jun 11, I was very interested in the notion that the West has appropriated the culture of Greece into its canon when Greece is geographically and culturally much closer to the East.
Since its first publication twenty years ago, Eurocentrism has become a classic of radical thought.
Paperbackpages. In some cases, as China, where local ideology was even more exclusionist than the Eurocentric one, Westernisation did not overwhelm longstanding Chinese attitudes to its own cultural centrality, but some would state that idea itself is zmin rather desperate attempt to cast Europe in a good light by comparison.
University of California Press. Korea has close and modern ties with the U. Naeem rated it it was amazing Jul 24, The analysis is broad and brief but does not come across as reductionist.
In order to achieve a more western look, some South Koreans turn to plastic surgery to obtain those features. English usage of Eurocentrism is recorded by Even in the 19th century, anticolonial movements had developed claims about national traditions and values that were set against those of Europe. They had to choose which doll they preferred and were asked the race of the doll. I read Amin’s Book; very useful aamin. In contrast to more localised ethnocentrisms, Eurocentrism shapes the production of knowledge and its proliferation well beyond Europe and amim western hemisphere.
Eurocentrism and Its Discontents
Amin’s out-standing original essay is unfortunately diminished by the additional sections added to this re-issue. Rejecting the dominant Eurocentric view of world history, which narrowly and incorrectly posits a progression from the Greek and Roman classical world to Christian feudalism and the European capitalist system, Amin presents a sweeping reinterpretation that emphasizes the crucial historical role played by the Arab Islamic world.
Yet, even as the polarities of center-periphery help identify incentives for change, they also reflect a certain aspect of the capitalist mentality. It is also the point of departure for the conquest of the world by capitalist Europe. Use of Latinate occido-centrism remains rare e.
Written by one of the world’s foremost political economists, this original and provocative essay takes on one of the great “ideological deformations” of our time: Samir Amin was born in Egypt in and received his Ph. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Manu rated it it was amazing Nov 08, It prefers to govern the still uncouth masses, who are generally, though not always, content with simple interactions, hardly preoccupied with philosophy and the reconciliation of reason and faith, and disposed to live according to literally construed texts and formalized amjn.
Since its first publication twenty years ago, Eurocentrism has become a classic of radical thought. Rejecting the dominant Eurocentric view of world history, which narrowly and incorrectly posits a Since its first publication twenty years ago, Eurocentrism has become a classic eurocetrism radical thought.