The Other: the uncomfortable story of the imperial project - EXPeditions

The Other: the uncomfortable story of the imperial project

by Hugh Brody
  • Key point 1
    One of the challenges in anthropology is addressing deeply embedded assumptions about the superiority of the European, and moving beyond the imperialism that has shaped the study for centuries.
  • Key point 2
    The superiority of the European has always been challenged, as exemplified by a public debate between two monks in the mid-1500s, yet continues.
  • Key point 3
    Shedding assumptions is an arduous task when they’re ingrained in the educational system and imprinted on the subconscious, but questioning and learning to listen can lead to change.