THE COLONIZER MODEL OF THE WORLD PDF

THE COLONIZER MODEL OF THE WORLD PDF

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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. Blaut traces the colonizer's model of the world from its 16th-century origins to its present form in theories of economic development. The Colonizer's Model of the World has ratings and 8 reviews. Kyle said: One of the most important assertions in this book is Blaut's observation tha.


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While Blaut's analysis of Euro-centrism is important, some of his historic analysis is somewhat repetitive.

There is little doubt that imperalism and colonialism are liberalism's darkest chapters, and many 19th century liberal thinkers had commercial interests in the colonies -- yet others have made this argument in a more comprehensive way, such as Uday Singh Mehta's Liberalism and Empire reviewed here.

He is more convincing in his argument that Europe benefited far more from colonialism than is generally assumed, detailing how colonies were not modernized, but kept poor in order to provide commodities to finance Europe's modernization.

Looking back, it is remarkable how little Blaut's arguments about Eurocentrism have impacted Western mainstream thinking international affairs. the colonizer model of the world

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Popular books that seek to explain the rise of the West -- such as Larry Diamond's Guns, Germs and Steel or Ian Lewis' Why the West rules - for now -- are strongly influenced by geographic determinism and do not even mention Blaut's arguments. The concept of Eurocentrism itself remained the colonizer model of the world to a relatively small group of academics.

That may be because, as Blaut puts it, "the critique of diffusionism has barely begun. While Blaut may be right that some things emerged in several places at the same time, there is little doubt that a lot of ideas, concepts, etc.

I like the term and most of the prejudices he discusses I either harbor myself or heard all too often.

The Colonizer's Model of the World: Geographical Diffusionism and Eurocentric History

To back it up he cites mainstream historians which are rather recent -- ies and ies, sometimes late ies. Blout quotes and deconstructs their statements.

And they sound like bigots. Blout got my trust when I started reading his extensive footnotes.

BTW, whoever got the bright idea of putting footnotes at the end of the chapter should be shot. I am reading Blout with one finger stuck in the text an the other in the notes and flipping back and forth -- extremely irritating.

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So the African Nastiness theory has the following flavors - the african soils are not fertile enough that's an odd one, never thought of that. It turns out that they are different and may indeed be poorer than some from more temperate climates. However, Blout cites research the colonizer model of the world few of his own works included showing that they are just different, have to be farmed differently quite often far more fertile - african nature is too bountiful so people did not have to work to support themselves the the colonizer model of the world founder of historical materialism is guilty of that as it turns out - african nature requires people to work too hard to support themselves so they don't have time for inventions, etc.

Blout quotes one fellow who manages to combine the two theories above.

Blout cites studies again some of his own and others that shifting agriculture was practiced carefully in Africa and was not detrimental. One subtext is that since the agriculture is shifting -- the people have to move and never had time to "truly" settle.

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He showed it not to be the case. People farmed such that they did not move - africa is an unhealthy place where everyone is sick.

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That one I new was bogus, but Blout cites a few studies and talks convincingly about it. Yeah, right, and the indians in North America, saw the Europeans, understood the Europeans' moral superiority, and their right to own the continent and en masse decided to quietly disappear into the thin air.

So Blout turned out to be fun after all. He just moved to Asia. He presents the Euro-centrism as a cardinal sin of the europeans for which his book is an atonement we are expected to assume perpetuated from time immemorial.

Get over it, Jim, didn't you know that Russians invented pretty much everything the colonizer model of the world radio, printing press and bicycles to rocket science while americans cut eurasia in half on the worldmap so that Kansas is in its center?

The Colonizer's Model of the World

Overall Blout is uneven. I remember he dispensed with Malthusian explanations of the periphery's backwardness with one bold citation. This could come to be regarded as a landmark achievement. It is a strongly argued, alternative interpretation of the basic causes for the rise of the west to the hegemonic position it has occupied for perhaps five centuries