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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Furthermore, the neocolonial strategy in terms of translation indicates a language of monocentrism, regarding translation as a medium of power and demanding that translation defines itself by seizing the language of the center and re-placing it in a discourse fully adapted to the foreign, let's say American reading public or market but ignore the other's heterogeneity.
An argument of a very similar structure can be deployed against, for instance, the supposed contractarian justification for governmental legal monocentrism: it might be claimed that if the social contract can be made in the state of nature, then the state (understood as a
Discutie cu Valentin Muresan despre "monocentrism ierarhic" si "pluralism filosofic".
Their topics include who are swingers (no phone numbers!), 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. In The Empire Writes Back, Ashcroft and Tiffin distinguish between the Standard British English inherited from the Empire and the English which the language has evolved in postcolonial countries.
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For the Enlightenment, Don Quixote embodied any kind of bigoted fanaticism or conservative adherence to outdated ideas; for the nineteenth century, the Ideal in conflict with the Real; for the twentieth, a lesson in epigtemological relativism; for postmodernism, the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. (24) What, we ask in bewilderment, gives this now very old book, product of an age very remote from the modern one, its amazing power of self-renewal?
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." (88) If the terms of critical discourse do no more than recycle in amended form the ethnocentric assumptions of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century European writers and thinkers, then we are not doing our job as critics, nor are we doing justice to people whose identities continue to be misdescribed by the catachreses of chromaticism, nationalism and racial discourse.
Nobody would question the importance of eliminating arbitrariness, monocentrism and secrecy from institutional life by constructing appropriate new provisions, efficient regulations and legal protections.