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  • n. practice of viewing the world from a European perspective, with an implied belief, either consciously or subconsciously, in the preeminence of European culture


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  • In 1978, when I first read Crummell and Delany and Bishop Turner in preparing to teach a course on the origins of Pan-Africanism, I was as surprised as my Yale students by the resolutely racial character of this nineteenth-century nationalism and by what we would now call the Eurocentrism of its cultural understanding.

    'The Multiculturalist Misunderstanding'

  • If one doesn't know that someone is espousing, let's say, "Eurocentrism," and when realizing it, says it and then the discussion ends, then that's it.

    Discarding the Post-Colonial Other: A Vindication of Plain Speaking

  • Close connection: There is, you see, a close connection between today's curriculum wars and the lengthening lists of impermissible thoughts, between the assault on "Eurocentrism" and the assault on free speech.

    Curdled Politics On Campus

  • In other words, the much-discussed resentment of "Eurocentrism" doesn't frequently extend to that most European of all ailments-anti-Semitism.

    Is It Bad For The Jews?

  • "Eurocentrism" from the curricula of our schools and universities.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Contrary to the absurd claims about "Eurocentrism," Europeans are traditionally the least ethnocentric people on the planet, which is why we invented sciences such as archaeology because only we possessed the scholarly objectivity to do so.


  • Europe and "Eurocentrism" were already passé among the policy jet set in the 1960s; remarkably, they have yet to recover.

    Spero News

  • To those who decry any resulting "Eurocentrism" in the book, Mr. Ferguson has a simple and effective response.

    The Birth of the Modern World

  • Obama, an indifferent student and doper at the time, has given us no evidence of an interest in anything besides “neocolonialism, Franz Fanon, Eurocentrism, and patriarchy.”

    Deconstructing Obama

  • With his new friends, Obama discussed “neocolonialism, Franz sic Fanon, Eurocentrism, and patriarchy” and flaunted his alienation.

    Deconstructing Obama


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