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  Eurocentrism and Science
Several strategies have been used to reinforce the myth that regions outside Europe contributed nothing to the development of science and technology either in terms of hardware or software- the view that historically the majority of the world have been passive recipients of a so-called Western science and technology.
The birth of modern science is often associated with the 17th century, admittedly a period of intensified intellectual activity on the part of European scholars.
But it may be that Modern Science predates such eurocentric boundaries.It is as difficult to conceive of mathematics without the Hindu-Arabic numerals, the concept zero and algebraic notations as it is to think of optics without al-Haitham and al-Kindi.
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  Eurocentrism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Eurocentrism is the practice, conscious or otherwise, of placing emphasis on European (and, generally, Western) concerns, culture and values at the expense of those of other cultures.
Eurocentrism often involved claiming cultures that were not white or European as being such, or denying their existance at all.
In an overview of 17th century history, say, it would be eurocentric to list numerous dates, events and political figures from the many states of Europe, but only brief mentions for the Manchu conquest of China or the Mughals in India, or the Aksum Christian period in Ethiopia.
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 Talk:Eurocentrism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For example, when discussing the origins of Black people, a Eurocentric scholar may insist early on that Black people are not significant, or important, or numerous in some areas of the world, as to disrupt the reader from having a high view of Black history in respect to the world's overall history.
It's not an example of Eurocentrism so much as an example of artistic license, and the way that historical/legendary/mythical subjects are portrayed in the arts based on when and where the painting is painted, the statue made, etc. East Asian Buddhists have Asian-looking Buddhists (He was Indian).
Eurocentrism must be objected to when say european history is passed off as say 'World history' no matter where it is taught or 'Philosophy' being taught as only western philosophy.
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 Eurocentrism - RecipeFacts   (Site not responding. Last check: )
As a result, eurocentrism may now encompass the views of people who are not actually European any longer, but who are descended from Europeans and have been brought up into what may be regarded as mainly European cultural traditions.
The very definition of a continent was expanded to separate the Eurasian continent into two parts, Europe and Asia as to place Europe itself into more prominence.
The term "sub-saharan Africa" describes a region south of the Sahara (and thus relating to Europe which is north of Africa, yet does little to describe the region itself).
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 Edward Said on Imperialism   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This cultural process has to be seen if not as the origin and cause, then at least as the vital, informing, and invigorating counterpoint to the economic and political machinery that we all concur stands at the center of imperialism.
And it must also be noted that this Eurocentric culture relentlessly codified and observed everything about the non-European or presumably peripheral world, in so thorough and detailed a manner as to leave no item untouched, no culture unstudied, no people and land unclaimed.
All of the subjugated peoples had it in common that they were considered to be naturally subservient to a superior, advanced, developed, and morally mature Europe, whose role in the non-European world was to rule, instruct, legislate, develop, and at the proper times, to discipline, war against, and is occasionally exterminate non-Europeans.
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 Sikh Studies - Eurocentrism and Khalsacentrism..... Part IV   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Eurocentric Sikh researchers are self-appointed Sikh historians who want to bring "correctness" to Sikh history.
The Eurocentric scholar is uncomfortable with contradictions between the theory and practice in his own religious traditions.
A Eurocentric researcher believes or is mystified in believing in the "inferiority" of Asian religions.
www.sikhnet.com /Sikhnet/discussion.nsf/3d8d6eacce83bad8872564280070c2b3/81883762344A7B1687256A440062F79F!OpenDocument   (391 words)

  
 Lambropoulos, V.: The Rise of Eurocentrism: Anatomy of Interpretation.
Lambropoulos, V.: The Rise of Eurocentrism: Anatomy of Interpretation.
In the controversy over political correctness, the canon, and the curriculum, the role of Western tradition in a post-modern world is often debated.
Arguing that it is time to restore the socio-political dimension to the movement of autonomy, he proposes that a genealogy of the Hebraic-Hellenic archetypes can help us evaluate more recent models--like the Afrocentric one--and redefine the controversy surrounding education, Eurocentrism, and cultural politics.
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 I. Wallerstein, "Eurocentrism and its Avatars: TheDilemmas of Social Science"
Indeed, if we are not careful, in the guise of trying to fight it, we may in fact criticize Eurocentrism using Eurocentric premises and thereby reinforce its hold on the community of scholars.
It has been argued that social science expresses its Eurocentrism in (1) its historiography, (2) the parochiality of its universalism, (3) its assumptions about (Western) civilization, (4) its Orientalism, and (5) its attempts to impose the theory of progress.
This view of modern history seems to be very Eurocentric in its anti-Eurocentrism, because it accepts the significance (that is, the value) of the European "achievement" in precisely the terms that Europe has defined it, and merely asserts that others could have done it too, or were doing it too.
www.binghamton.edu /fbc/iweuroc.htm   (5960 words)

  
 Gebrehiwot Baykdagn and Eurocentrism
By agreeing to the Eurocentric view of history, he has forfeited the option of considering African societies as different, as pursuing other goals than the mastery of nature.
The use of Eurocentric norms forces him to concede that African countries, including his most beloved Ethiopia, must be defined as backward, since the characteristics of advanced societies, such as a representative government, the development of science, and the extensive use of advanced technology in productive activities, are wanting.
If material well-being is indeed the purpose of life and that only few countries have reached the high level of prosperity, this failure and disparity suggest that severe obstacles have prevented the majority of countries from entering the road to prosperity and enlightenment.
www.addistribune.com /Archives/2005/03/25-03-05/Gebrehiwot.htm   (1240 words)

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