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White Mythologies

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In 1990, Robert Young's White Mythologies set out to question the very concepts of history and the West. Is it possible, he asked, to write history that avoids the trap of Eurocentrism? Is history simply a Western myth? His reflections on these topics provided some of the most important new directions in postcolonial studies and continue to exert a huge influence on the fi ...more
Paperback, Second Edition, 304 pages
Published 2004 by Routledge (first published 1990)
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Hesam Wf
May 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book is a treasure chest of insights. Each chapter looks at one scholar and his or her intervention into the ongoing discussion pertaining to the question of whether "world history" is necessarily a Eurocentric concept.

At times, the text is jargon-heavy and if one is unfamiliar with the intricacies of a particular scholar's work, then one may feel lost. I recommend familiarizing oneself with some of the works of scholars like Satre, Jameson, Foucault, Said, Spivak, Bhabha to obtain a cursor
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A scholarly treatise on the inadequacies of theories dealing with the writing of history.

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