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- adj. Centered or focused on Europe or European peoples, especially in relation to historical or cultural influence: "The . . . current revivals of classical architecture cannot be dissociated from attempts in other fields to assert the preeminence of Eurocentric Western culture” ( Hugh Honour).
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- adj. Focused on Europe or the people and culture of Europe.
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- adj. focussed on Europe and the Europeans
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I like the thinking that in theory lies behind the term Eurocentric -- the elementary but surprising idea that others may look at the world differently from the way we do.
You say "Eurocentric" -- which isn't really even a word -- as if it's a bad thing.
She'd heard Avery give all the arguments, but most of those arguments were what she'd have called Eurocentric chauvinism.
The visit March 17-23 will mark the first trip to Africa for a pope who has sometimes been described as Eurocentric, and it launches a series of important church events in 2009 focusing on the African continent.
(a) He's still got what might in another guise be called a Eurocentric perspective - his world systems theory of core / semi-periphery / periphery - which I think has lost some of its explanatory value with the relative decline of the US (only some, mind you, and the tables in Wade are worth a look);
The course will teach various cultural perspectives of marriage, such as Eurocentric and Asian views, Mott said.
One advantage of a discussion in person is that if someone says, "Eurocentric," I can say, "What do you mean by that?"
I've had discussions with friends about art and conclude their views are "Eurocentric," after a lengthy discussion comparing art from different countries, periods and genres.
Dalrymple may yet use "Eurocentric," but I suspect he has too much respect for his work so sully discussion of it with abstractions like that.
I wonder what the history of the word "Eurocentric" is.