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Since its first publication twenty years ago, Eurocentrism has become a classic of radical thought. Written by one of the worldÂ’s foremost political economists, this original and provocative essay takes on one of the great "ideological deformations" of our time: Eurocentrism. Rejecting the dominant Eurocentric view of world history, which narrowly and incorrectly posits a

Paperback, 152 pages
Published January 1st 1989 by Monthly Review Press
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Most of my classmates dismissed this book as Marxist trash. I was very interested in the notion that the West has appropriated the culture of Greece into its canon when Greece is geographically and culturally much closer to the East.
Kind of a mixed bag. It talks about a lot of stuff that's important and every so often mentions something useful and interesting but I feel that on the whole it doesn't really come across as coherent. For example, I don't really have a clear definition of his idea of Eurocentrism. Every time he seemed about to talk about it explicitly, he went on to something else. It's almost certain it's, to a large degree, down to me being a bad reader, but it was definitely frustrating. I feel some of it mig ...more
Sinan Öner
I read Samir Amin's book, very interesting, useful!
Sara Salem
Samir Amin at his usual brilliant best!
No es de ninguna manera un libro introductorio a este tema, recomiendo este libro a gente que tenga ya cierto conociemiento del las ideas presentadas en el libro como el Marxismo, la historia del capitalismo, cierto conocimiento de economía etc.
Pero es cierto que es un libro fenomenal que presenta nuevas ideas que todavía tienen que ver con nuestro mundo hoy día. Una lectura obligada para todos interesados en el eurocentrismo y como afecta al mundo.
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