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The Other: the uncomfortable story of the imperial project
by Hugh Brody
About this EXP
Hugh Brody, Honorary Associate at the Scott Polar Research Institute at the University of Cambridge, discusses embedded assumptions in anthropology.
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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.
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