Definition of ethnocentric in English:
Evaluating other peoples and cultures according to the standards of one’s own culture.
- The first generation of western historians to address the western environment as an agent in shaping the region reflected the ethnocentric preconceptions of their time.
- This manifests, in my opinion, a clear-cut case of cultural and ethnocentric chauvinism on the part of the European scholars.
- Nor should this be seen purely as a matter of cultural imperialism or ethnocentric prejudice.
- Example sentences
- His conclusion is that English translations such as ‘Gentiles’ ‘pagans,’ or ‘heathens’ are ethnocentrically biased judgments about outsiders by modern Jewish or Christian monotheists.
- When the world is getting more networked, the knee-jerk reaction seems to be an attempt to simplify and ethnocentrically modify an increasingly complex set of messages that come from all directions.
- I realize that in an age of internationalism, I have set this argument out ethnocentrically.
- Example sentences
- Few people would deny that individuals vary in their level of awareness of their own sexism (or racism, ethnocentricity, or even anthropocentricity).
- How much more powerful is our ethnocentricity when we are faced with real individuals whose lifestyles, beliefs about disability, and child-rearing practices challenge our own deepest beliefs?
- This is not a matter of shunning that which you hold sacred - it is simply about opening the doors of ethnocentricity to allow in others whose views might differ from your own.
Definition of ethnocentric in:
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