The colonizer's model of the world : geographical diffusionism and Eurocentric history /

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Main Author: Blaut, James M.
Format: Book
Published:New York : Guilford Press, c1993.
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Main Author:Blaut, James M. (James Morris)

This influential book challenges one of the most pervasive and powerful beliefs of our time--that Europe rose to modernity and world dominance due to unique qualities of race, environment, culture, mind, or spirit, and that progress for the rest of the world resulted from the diffusion of European civilization. J. M. Blaut persuasively argues that this doctrine is not grounded in the facts of history and geography, but in the ideology of colonialism. Blaut traces the colonizer's model of the world from its 16th-century origins to its present form in theories of economic development, modernization, and new world order.

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General Notes:Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-236) and index.
Physical Description:viii, 246 p. ; 23 cm.
0898623480 (pbk.)
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J. M. Blaut, PhD, until his death in 2000, was Professor of Geography at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The author of The Colonizer's Model of the World and Eight Eurocentric Historians , Dr. Blaut was a recipient of the Distinguished Scholarship Award from the Association of American Geographers (AAG). Awards in his name are given annually by the Cultural and Political Ecology Specialty Group and the Socialist and Critical Geography Specialty Group of the AAG.

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