Our World Maps are Not Entirely Accurate, and Subconscious Bias Has Very Negative Consequences for the “3rd World”

Our World Maps are Not Entirely Accurate, and Subconscious Bias Has Very Negative Consequences for the “3rd World”

“It was convenient, psychologically and practically, through the eras of colonial domination in which most powers were European. It suited them to maintain an image of the world with Europe at its center and looking much larger than it really was…[most] viewers probably never realized the Eurocentric bias present in their world-views.”

it “was convenient, psychologically and practically, through the eras of colonial domination when most of the world powers were European. It suited them to maintain an image of the world with Europe at the center and looking much larger than it really was. … [M]ost map users probably never realized the Eurocentric bias inherent in their world view. – See more at: http://www.thepolemicist.net/2013/06/pictures-of-world.html#sthash.APJSsDDs.dpuf
it “was convenient, psychologically and practically, through the eras of colonial domination when most of the world powers were European. It suited them to maintain an image of the world with Europe at the center and looking much larger than it really was. … [M]ost map users probably never realized the Eurocentric bias inherent in their world view. – See more at: http://www.thepolemicist.net/2013/06/pictures-of-world.html#sthash.APJSsDDs.dpuf
Well, it “was convenient, psychologically and practically, through the eras of colonial domination when most of the world powers were European. It suited them to maintain an image of the world with Europe at the center and looking much larger than it really was. … [M]ost map users probably never realized the Eurocentric bias inherent in their world view. – See more at: http://www.thepolemicist.net/2013/06/pictures-of-world.html#sthash.APJSsDDs.dpuf
Well, it “was convenient, psychologically and practically, through the eras of colonial domination when most of the world powers were European. It suited them to maintain an image of the world with Europe at the center and looking much larger than it really was. … [M]ost map users probably never realized the Eurocentric bias inherent in their world view. – See more at: http://www.thepolemicist.net/2013/06/pictures-of-world.html#sthash.APJSsDDs.dpuf
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