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Reading Guide: The Colonizer’s Model of the World J.M. Blaut Chapter 2 Key Terms: European miracle: o idea that civilization came from Europe and diffused to other places Modernization: o theory that the diffusion of European ideas, things, and influence would bring about the economic development of the non-western world in coming of Age Development Biological/classical/scientific racism: o biological racism – idea that Europeans had superior heredity, and so were born with greater abilities than those displayed by non-Europeans o classical racism – belief that different human races have different endowments, and these different endowments are matters of biological inheritance o scientific racism – proof of differences among races led to racist beliefs Malthusianism o Ordinary people do not control their sexual urgers and have more offspring than can be fed. Disaster of some sort ensues and reduces the population and the people again breed more children than they should Reductionism

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