Eurocentrism

worldview centered on or biased towards Western civilization

Eurocentrism (also Western-centrism)[1] is a worldview about the works and criticism of Western civilization. The exact beliefs of the term changes from the entire Western world to only Europe or even just Western Europe (especially during the Cold War).

The word Eurocentrism was made by Samir Amin in the 1970s

When applied to history, it may refer to a stance towards European colonialism and other forms of imperialism.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Hobson, John (2012). The Eurocentric conception of world politics : western international theory, 1760-2010. New York: Cambridge University Press. p. 185. ISBN 1107020204.
  2. Eurocentrism and its discontents, American Historical Association

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