ERIC Number: EJ912128
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
Eurocentrism and the Postcolonial Implications of Skin Color among Latinos
Hall, Ronald E.
Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, v33 n1 p105-117 Feb 2011
Eurocentrism is a worldview of the academic mainstream. It is grounded in a European perspective that manifests as a tendency to interpret and prioritize the world in Western terms, Western values, and Western experiences. Eurocentric frames of reference are pathological as pertains to the psychological well-being of Latinos. Evidence of said pathology is apparent via active litigation and increased rates of depression correlated to skin color for both sexes. Those having darker skin experience significant impact not acknowledged by mainstream social science due to the Eurocentric bias of social science literature. Thus the future viability of social science and the well-being of Latino populations rest on the willingness of its intelligentsia to accommodate and/or acknowledge skin color and other alternative views in their mainstream research and publication of literature.
Descriptors: Social Science Research, Social Sciences, Pathology, Court Litigation, Depression (Psychology), Hispanic Americans, Western Civilization, World Views, Well Being, Correlation, Race, Whites, Ethnocentrism
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