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Il disagio della civiltà
Author/s: Annamaria Rivera 
Year:  2003 Issue: 16 Language: Italian 
Pages:  15 FullText PDF:  91 KB

The notion of ‘civilization’, dismissed by the social sciences and, especially, by anthropology since long time, is now back in the spotlight and it plays a political role which clearly reveals its eurocentric and racist premises. The article tries to deconstruct this notion by re-telling the story of that «parochial universalism» that has become the founding discourse of western ideology and that lay behind the colonialist enterprise and the mass-murders of native populations.

Annamaria Rivera, in "SOCIETÀ DEGLI INDIVIDUI (LA)" 16/2003, pp. , DOI:


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