The Challenge of Eurocentrism: Global Perspectives, Policy, and Prospects

Hardcover | April 15, 2009

byRajani Kannepalli Kanth

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Eurocentrism is the current object of a global critique, which has the potential to be as significant as Marxist and Feminist critiques have been. This critique focuses on and dissects the paradigms that have emanated from the European Enlightenment. This set of papers represents the very first set of theoretical appraisals of the project by some of the world's leading researchers in the area.

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Eurocentrism is the current object of a global critique, which has the potential to be as significant as Marxist and Feminist critiques have been. This critique focuses on and dissects the paradigms that have emanated from the European Enlightenment. This set of papers represents the very first set of theoretical appraisals of the proj...

Rajani Kannepalli Kanth is a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:296 pages, 9.59 × 6.32 × 0.82 inPublished:April 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780230612273

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Foreword--Ali A Mazrui * Preface: Rajani K. Kanth and Eurocentrism: A Critique--Nick Hostettler * Introduction: The Challenge of Eurocentrism--Rajani Kannepalli Kanth * PART 1: Received Theory, Science, and Eurocentrism * Eurocentric Roots of the Clash of Civilizations: A Perspective from the History of Science--Arun Bala * Mathematics and Eurocentrism--George Gheverghese Joseph * Official Corruption and Poverty: A Challenge to the Eurocentric View--Ravi Batra * PART 2: Perspectives on Africa and South & East Asia * Economic Development and the Fabrication of the Middle East as a Eurocentric Project--Firat Demir and Fadhel Kaboub * The Phantom of Liberty: Mo(der)nism and Postcolonial Imaginations in India--Rajesh Bhattacharya and Amit Basole * Eurocentrism, Modernity, and the Postcolonial Predicament in East Asia--Kho Tung-Yi * PART 3: Perspectives on West Asia, The Americas, and the West * Pan-African and Afro-Asian Alternatives [to] and Critiques [of Eurocentrism]--Mathew Forstater * On Cultural Bondage: From Eurocentrism to Americocentrism--Ali A Mazrui * American Myth and The “Savage Others”--Rajiv Malhotra * What have the Muslims ever done for us? The Islamic Foundations of Western Civilisation--John M Hobson * “Eurocentrism: The Next Frontier”--Rajani Kannepalli Kanth * Postface: Eurocentrism: Whither  Now?--Rajani Kannepalli Kanth

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 “An exciting collection of papers on the distortions of Eurocentric analyses, one that points the way forward to more truly universalistic structures of knowledge." --Immanuel Wallerstein, Senior Research Scholar, Yale University“A critique in the proper sense of the term: challenges conventional orthodoxy and provides an alternative, more enlightened world view”-- Roger Owen, A.J. Meyer Professor of Middle East History, Harvard University