Globalization and the Decolonial Option

Globalization and the Decolonial Option

by Walter D. Mignolo
     
 

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This is the first book in English profiling the work of a research collective that evolved around the notion of "coloniality", understood as the hidden agenda and the darker side of modernity and whose members are based in South America and the United States. The project called for an understanding of modernity not from modernity itself but from its darker

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This is the first book in English profiling the work of a research collective that evolved around the notion of "coloniality", understood as the hidden agenda and the darker side of modernity and whose members are based in South America and the United States. The project called for an understanding of modernity not from modernity itself but from its darker side, coloniality, and proposes the de-colonization of knowledge as an epistemological restitution with political and ethical implications.

Epistemic decolonization, or de-coloniality, becomes the horizon to imagine and act toward global futures in which the notion of a political enemy is replaced by intercultural communication and towards an-other rationality that puts life first and that places institutions at its service, rather than the other way around.

The volume is profoundly inter- and trans-disciplinary, with authors writing from many intellectual, transdisciplinary, and institutional spaces.

This book was published as a special issue of Cultural Studies.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Overall, the book is a valuable contribution to understanding the force of coloniality in shaping the modern state, the production of subjectivity and knowledge, and global political economy and could become a significant source for the project of decolonizing sociology." - Roger Merino, University of Bath, UK

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781317966708
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/18/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
424
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Walter D. Mignolo is William H. Wannamaker Professor of Romance Studies, Professor in the Program of Literature and Adjunct in Cultural Anthropology. He is also Director of the Center for Global Studies and the Humanities at Duke University.

Arturo Escobar is Kenan Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, and Adjunct in the Department of Geography and of Communication, at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.

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