© 2009

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

  • Editors
  • Rajani Kannepalli Kanth

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxv
  2. Introduction

    1. Rajani Kannepalli Kanth
      Pages 1-6
  3. Received Theory, Science, and Eurocentrism

  4. Perspectives on Africa, West, South, and East Asia

  5. Perspectives on the West: Europe and the Americas

  6. Eurocentrism: Policy and Prospects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 237-237
    2. Rajani Kannepalli Kanth
      Pages 239-243
    3. Rajani Kannepalli Kanth
      Pages 245-248
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 249-259

About this book


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.


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About the authors

RAJANI KANNEPALLI KANTH is a Visting Fellow at Harvard University, USA.

Bibliographic information


"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