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Social Construction of “Other” as “Primitive”

dc.contributor.editorJovanov, Rastko
dc.creatorBožilović, Nikola T.
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-01T10:16:47Z
dc.date.available2017-11-01T10:16:47Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier0353-5738
dc.identifier.urihttp://rifdt.instifdt.bg.ac.rs/123456789/799
dc.description.abstractThe author of this paper deals with the problem of cultural difference through the analysis of the relationship “us” – “others”. He searches for the answer to the question why the culture of other peoples or individuals are often considered inferior in many societies. This type of treatment leads to the extreme where the position of the “other” is reduced to the level of “primitive” (less valuable, lowly, and brutal). In such a context, the author analyzes theoretical concepts of the Enlightenment rationalism of the 18th century and the anthropological evolutionism of the 19th century, believing that the roots of the negative assessment of the “other” can be found in them. Namely, the majority of these theories conduct a hierarchization of culture according to the time and value principles, from which peoples and cultures can be classified as “primitive” and “civilized”. European modernism provided the vision of history as one of linear growth, which led to modern cultures being a priori declared more valuable and culturally more sublime. However, modern cultures are also classified among themselves according to value principles. The differentiation of cultures is performed using various stereotypes, and the idea of progress as rational improvement in the sphere of material culture, science, and technology legitimizes the transformation of the different (other) into primitive. From this prejudice, according to the author, emerges the Eurocentric thought on the exclusiveness of the European culture, which latently justifies colonialism and other negative phenomena coming from the European civilization. Primitivism is being presented as an objective state, while it is, in fact, the case of a socialconstruction which has the aim of proclaiming the “other” as “primitive”.eng
dc.format24 2 (2013) 193-210
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dc.languagesr
dc.rightsopenAccess
dc.sourceFilozofija i društvo/Philosophy and Societymul
dc.subjecthierarchization of culture
dc.subjecthijerarhizacija kulture
dc.subjectvalues
dc.subjectvrednosti
dc.subjectnaturalization of time
dc.subjectnaturalizacija vremena
dc.subjectmyth of progress
dc.subjectmit o progresu
dc.subjectdiversity
dc.subjectrazličitost
dc.subjectprimitivizam
dc.subjectprimitivism
dc.subjectsocial construction
dc.subjectsocijalna konstrukcija
dc.subjectstereotypes
dc.subjectdrugost
dc.subjectprejudice
dc.subjectstereotipi
dc.subjectpredrasude
dc.subjectеurocentrism
dc.titleSocijalna konstrukcija „drugog“ kao „primitivnogsr
dc.titleSocial Construction of “Other” as “Primitive”eng
dc.typearticle
dc.rights.licenseBY-NC-ND
dcterms.abstractБожиловић, Никола Т.; Социјална конструкција „другог“ као „примитивног;
dc.citation.spage193
dc.citation.epage210
dc.identifier.doi10.2298/FID1302193B
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion
dc.identifier.fulltexthttp://rifdt.instifdt.bg.ac.rs/bitstream/id/5101/797.pdf


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