Monocentrism

Monocentrism

 

the doctrine that modern man (Homo sapiens) and his races originated in a single region of the world from a single form of ancient man. Many Soviet anthropologists are proponents of monocentrism.

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141), a proponent of coercive legal monocentrism can equally justifiably claim that a functioning state and a functioning legal order arise together.
entering the lifestyle, effects on marriage, monogamy and the moral architecture of the law, psychological science and the therapeutic narrative, and the heretical narratives regarding sexuality and monocentrism.
How can we speed the renewal of a discipline distanced once and for all from monocentrism and unitarism?
Jean Rhys' Wide Sargasso Sea is a product of the modern postcolonialism and the use of language she does represents her extraordinary ability to subvert the ideologies of the West, deconstructing the European discourse and monocentrism.
The background to the debate and various responses on legal monocentrism and polycentricism in Africa, viewed from the perspective of legal pluralism within the nations-state, constitute the remainder of the paper.
For the Enlightenment, Don Quixote embodied any kind of bigoted fanaticism or conservative adherence to outdated ideas; for the nineteenth century, the Ideal in conflict with the Real; for the twentieth, a lesson in epigtemological relativism; for postmodernism, the deconstruction of language, history, monocentrism.
His concept of Afrikan Humanism dialectically drew on the heritage of 20th century Pan Africanism and Black Consciousness ideologies of the 1930s and 1940s, as well as later debates among Africanist theorists on issues of essentialism, racism, ethnocentrism and monocentrism (Rafapa 2006).
9) However, the pursuit of polycentrism at European level, understood as creating multiple zones of globally significant economic growth (similar to the pentagon), seems to have led to monocentrism at national level, represented in over-concentrations of population and economic activity, often in the capital cities or in one or two other major urban centres.
Texts are a system of forces institutionalized by the reigning culture at some human cost to its various components," writes Said: "Most of all, criticism is worldly and in the world so long as it opposes monocentrism, a concept I understand as working in conjunction with ethnocentrism, which licenses a culture to cloak itself in the particular authority of certain values over others.
Nobody would question the importance of eliminating arbitrariness, monocentrism and secrecy from institutional life by constructing appropriate new provisions, efficient regulations and legal protections.
As Tiffin suggests, an anti-history "promotes polyphony, eschews fixity, monocentrism and closure, interrogates concepts such as history and textuality .
By legal monocentrism I mean the view that law and defense are public goods, which have to be supplied by a territorial monopoly of force if they are to be supplied at all (Head and Shoup, 1969, p.