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Eurocentricity

  • In: Encyclopedia of Identity
  • Edited by: Ronald L. Jackson II & Michael A. Hogg
  • Subject:Self & Identity, Identity, Self & Identity

Eurocentricity is an ideological system of knowledge that places the European at the center of intellectual thought. Identity researchers are interested in the study of Eurocentricity because, as an ideology, Eurocentricity molds and shapes the individual's identity. In this entry, Eurocentricity as ideology and the dimensions of a Eurocentric identity are discussed.

Eurocentricity as Ideology

Ideology is often defined as a set of beliefs, values, or ideas that define a culture. Moreover, it is a worldview adopted by members of that culture. In discussing the idea ...

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