USA ETHNOCENTRISM IN ANTHRO-L
Faybienne Geenhuizen (fgeenhzn@IU.NET)
Wed, 22 Feb 1995 10:10:49 -0500
Recently someone pointed out a certain USA ethnocentrism in this
ANTHRO-L mail list. As an American (please), I have noticed it
too. And I agree that it is mostly just because most of the
writers are American, and as a matter of fact most of the audience
is American too.
What can be done about it? Can't do much about the audience, but
participation is up to each of us. Step up to the microphone and
let us hear what you have to say. I, for one, hunger for
non-American viewpoints. American I can get everyday. Just open
my front door and what what do I see? Americans, horizon to horizon,
as far as the eye can see. I don't have to pay an internet
provider for that.
And maybe the audience isn't as American as it seems. Maybe the
Americans just have bigger mouths. If more members from other
countries would post, you might be encouraged to see how many
fellow Canadians, Australians, British, etc., there are present
in this group.
Let the internet make us terra-centric.
Faybienne Geenhuizen :)