Eurocentrism remains a prevailing feature of Western-dominated social scientific perspectives, tending to ignore alternative views originating outside the West and thus maintaining a form of scholarly hegemony. As such, there is an urgent need to reconsider Eurocentrism in social science, to ask whether it constitutes an obstacle to understanding social problems and whether it is possible to go beyond Eurocentrism in the construction of reliable, more universal knowledge. At the same time, certain questions persist, particularly with regard to the extent to which recent revisionist challenges have really contributed to the surmounting of Eurocentric domination, and whether the constant repetition of the concept serves to reinforce it. This book engages with the central problems of Eurocentrism in the social sciences, bringing together the work of scholars from around the world to offer a critique of this perspective from both European and non-European positions, thus shedding light on the binaries that often come into being in debates in this field. Thematically organised and addressing a range of questions, including Eurocentrism in historical studies, in the understanding of religion and civilisation and in the study of international relations, as well as in the institutionalisation and professionalisation of research and discourses on modernisation in the Middle East, Eurocentrism at the Margins will appeal to scholars with interests in knowledge production and circulation, and Eurocentrism and post-colonialism in the social sciences.

part |18 pages


chapter |16 pages

Marginalizing Eurocentrism

Critics and Encounters in the Contemporary Social Structures
ByLutfi Sunar, Firdevs Bulut

part |66 pages

From History to Society

chapter |20 pages

“Eurocentrism Inside Europe”

Eurocentric Progressivism in Historiography of the Eighteenth-Century Habsburg Monarchy and Russian Tsardom *
ByYasir Yılmaz

part |50 pages

Producing Knowledge

chapter |16 pages

Religion and Concept Formation

Transcending Eurocentrism
BySyed Farid Alatas

chapter |18 pages

Academic (In)Dependency in the Arab World and Latin America

A Comparative Perspective
ByRigas Arvanitis, Sari Hanafi

chapter |14 pages

Eurocentrism in Higher Education in Turkey

Locality and Universality in Textbooks on Sociology of Education
ByCoşkun Taştan, Bekir S. Gür, Zafer Çelik

part |60 pages


chapter |16 pages

A Twofold Negligence and Contention in Eurocentrism

A Critical View on the Case of Seyed Hossain Nasr's Sacred Science

part |20 pages


chapter |18 pages

Criticizing Eurocentrism

Limitations and Alternatives
ByDefne Karaosmanoğlu, Kerem Karaosmanoğlu