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European Universalism: The Rhetoric of Power

European Universalism: The Rhetoric of Power

by Immanuel Wallerstein

Editorial: New Press, The
ISBN: 9781595580610
Número de páginas: 94
Formatos: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
Tamaño de archivo: 3 Mb
Fecha de publicación: 2020-09-23


How ideas such as civilization and progress have been used as a smoke screen for western dominance, by the world-renowned sociologist. Ever since the Enlightenment, Western intervention around the world has been justified by appeals to notions of civilization, development, and progress. The assumption has been that such ideas are universal, encrusted in natural law. But, as Immanuel Wallerstein argues in this short and elegant philippic, these concepts are, in fact, not global. Rather, their genesis is firmly rooted in European thought and their primary function has been to provide justification for powerful states to impose their will against ...