Eurocentrism

Luc van Doorslaer

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Generally speaking, ‘Euro-centrism’ means viewing the world from a European perspective. As this practice is often linked to the European colonization of other parts of the world, the term was coined in the decolonization period. Similar terms expressing a geocultural perspective (although related to different periods and under very different circumstances) are for instance Americentrism, Sinocentrism or Afrocentrism. The use of the term ‘Eurocentrism’ is not typical of Translation Studies only. Similar debates on this topic have been conducted in other scholarly fields to varying degrees of closure, like for instance in the social sciences (the seminal work in media studies by Shohat and Stam 1994 being a case in point).

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Further reading

Susam-Sarajeva, Şebnem
2002“A ‘multilingual’ and ‘international’ Translation Studies?” In Crosscultural Transgressions. Research Models in Translation Studies II: Historical and Ideological Issues. Theo Hermans (ed.), 193–207. Manchester: St. Jerome.  TSBGoogle Scholar
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2007Enlarging Translation, Empowering Translators. Manchester: St. Jerome.  TSBGoogle Scholar