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" It sums up everything in which Western society of the last two or three centuries believes itself superior to earlier societies or "more primitive" contemporary ones. By this term Western society seeks to describe what constitutes its special character... "
Civilization in French and Francophone Literature - Page ix
edited by - 2006 - 219 pages
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Black Athena Writes Back: Martin Bernal Responds to His Critics

Martin Bernal - History - 2001 - 550 pages
...believes itself superior to earlier societies or "more primitive" contemporary ones. By this term, Western Society seeks to describe what constitutes...development of its scientific knowledge, or view of the world.24 Precisely in these decades European slavery became totally and indelibly linked to color,...
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Reflections on Multiple Modernities: European, Chinese and Other ...

Dominic Sachsenmaier, S. Shmuel Noah Eisenstadt, Jens Riedel - Social Science - 2002 - 314 pages
...centuries believes itself superior to earlier societies or more primitive contemporary ones. By this term Western society seeks to describe what constitutes...scientific knowledge or view of the world, and much more (see Elias 1978, 3-4). Although Elias notes that this civilization allows Europeans to think of themselves...
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Sovereignty and Authenticity: Manchukuo and the East Asian Modern

Prasenjit Duara - History - 2004 - 306 pages
...History, 3. 20. Elias, The Civilizing Process, 3—4, 29—34, 38—40, 50. According to Elias, by civilization, "Western society seeks to describe what...scientific knowledge or view of the world, and much more." Although Elias notes that this civilization allows Europeans to think of themselves transnationally...
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Barbaric Intercourse: Caricature and the Culture of Conduct, 1841-1936

Martha Banta, Professor of English Martha Banta - History - 2003 - 433 pages
...centuries believes itself superior to earlier societies or 'more primitive' contemporary ones. By this term Western society seeks to describe what constitutes its special character and what it is proud of" (3). Nothing would have been left for Mr. Punch to say, or Life's Cupid to celebrate, had their periodicals...
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Civilization and Its Contents

Bruce Mazlish - History - 2004 - 188 pages
...centuries believes itself superior to earlier societies or 'more primitive' contemporary ones. By this term Western society seeks to describe what constitutes...manners, the development of its scientific knowledge of the world, and much else."4 As we have seen, this assertion of civilization could be in the form...
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Aguecheek's Beef, Belch's Hiccup, and Other Gastronomic Interjections ...

Robert Appelbaum - Literary Criticism - 2008 - 376 pages
...entails a highly specific application. It "expresses the selfconsciousness of the West." "By this term Western society seeks to describe what constitutes...its special character and what it is proud of: the nature of its technology, the nature of its manners, the development of its scientific knowledge or...
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The American Civilizing Process

Stephen Mennell - History - 2007 - 388 pages
...centuries believes itself superior to earlier societies or 'more primitive' contemporary ones. By this term Western society seeks to describe what constitutes...scientific knowledge or view of the world, and much more. (Elias, 2000: 5) The new word civilisation came into use in France with these collectively self-approving...
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