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Cait Bold INTS 210 Journal 3- September 12, 2011 The “Western myth”, the idea that social development and biological development are analogous, described by Rist and the argument presented by Abu-Lughod share a common theme in that they both discuss reasons why the superiority of the West as it currently exists is more of a coincidence than a conclusion to some sort of natural process by which the world develops. As Rist explains, it is completely inaccurate to suppose that societies pass through the same stages of development that humans do. It is more accurate to view the current socioeconomic system as one possible answer to the question of economic dealings. As Abu-Laghod elucidates in “The World System in the 13 th Century”, it was just as likely that an Eastern system led by China and India and other major trade centers in the Middle East could have dominated the economic arena in the following centuries had it not been for the outbreak of the bubonic plague, the depression
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This note was uploaded on 03/26/2012 for the course INTS 210 taught by Professor Weiler during the Fall '07 term at UNC.

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