Learning to Unlearn: Decolonial Reflections from Eurasia and the Americas

Learning to Unlearn: Decolonial Reflections from Eurasia and the Americas

by Madina V. Tlostanova, Walter D. Mignolo


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780814211885
Publisher: Ohio State University Press
Publication date: 06/28/2012
Series: Transoceanic Series
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Madina V. Tlostanova is professor in the Department of History of Philosophy at Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia. Walter D. Mignolo is William H. Wannamaker Professor of Literature and Director of the Center for Global Studies and the Humanities at Duke University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction Learning to Unlearn: Thinking Decoloniaily 1

Part I

Chapter 1 The Logic of Coloniality and the Limits of Postcoloniality: Colonial Studies, Postcoloniality, and Decoloniality 31

Chapter 2 Theorizing from the Borders; Shifting to the Geo- and Body Politics of Knowledge 60

Part II

Chapter 3 Transcultural Tricksters in between Empires: "Suspended" Indigenous Agency in the Non-European Russian/Soviet (Ex-)Colonies and the Decolonial Option 83

Chapter 4 Non-European Soviet Ex-Colonies and the Coloniality of Gender, or How to Unlearn Western Feminism in Eurasian Borderlands 122

Part III

Chapter 5 Who Speaks for the "Human" in Human Rights? Dispensable and Bare Lives 153

Chapter 6 Thinking Decolonially: Citizenship, Knowledge, and the Limits of Humanity 175

Chapter 7 Globalization and the Geopolitics of Knowledge: The Role of the Humanities in the Corporate University 196

Afterword 217

Appendix 225

Notes 237

Bibliography 253

Index 268

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