Americentrism is the idea or perceived bias to judge other cultures and nations by American standards or to center around the United States in news. It refers to the ethnocentric and xenophobic practice of viewing the world from an explicitly U.S. perspective, with an implied belief, either consciously or subconsciously, in the preeminence of U.S. culture.
The term is often confused with American exceptionalism, which is the proposition that the United States is different from other countries in that it has a specific world mission to spread liberty and democracy.
In the media
U.S. television networks have been perceived to contain an Americentric bias in the selection of their material. Some American celebrities[who?] have been accused of having Americentric views.
- Geocultural perspectives
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