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Comments for Walter Mignolo http://waltermignolo.com Just another WordPress site Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:50:40 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.2 Comment on Decolonial Aesthesis: From Singapore, to Cambridge, to Duke University by Against Decolonial Aesthesis, or In Defence of the End of History | a tiny diamond http://waltermignolo.com/decolonial-aesthesis-from-singapore-to-cambridge-to-duke-university/#comment-13669 Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:50:40 +0000 http://waltermignolo.com/?p=926#comment-13669 […] is an essay that has been making the rounds on my Facebook’s News Feed some time back, and recently it […]

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Comment on Decolonial Aesthesis: From Singapore, to Cambridge, to Duke University by Island I adore | Lil Blue Bottle http://waltermignolo.com/decolonial-aesthesis-from-singapore-to-cambridge-to-duke-university/#comment-13658 Fri, 05 Sep 2014 23:54:23 +0000 http://waltermignolo.com/?p=926#comment-13658 […] read this article a friend posted on FB lately, and it evoked quite a few emotions as I read it late at night. As it […]

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Comment on Decolonial Aesthesis: From Singapore, to Cambridge, to Duke University by Decolonial Aesthesis – Why will your ignorance of the fish knife cut so deep? | THINK http://waltermignolo.com/decolonial-aesthesis-from-singapore-to-cambridge-to-duke-university/#comment-13656 Sun, 31 Aug 2014 08:03:37 +0000 http://waltermignolo.com/?p=926#comment-13656 […] response to [Walter Mignolo] Decolonial Aesthesis: From Singapore, To Cambridge, To Duke University This entry was posted in […]

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Comment on Decolonial Aesthesis: From Singapore, to Cambridge, to Duke University by lei http://waltermignolo.com/decolonial-aesthesis-from-singapore-to-cambridge-to-duke-university/#comment-13249 Sun, 01 Jun 2014 10:40:57 +0000 http://waltermignolo.com/?p=926#comment-13249 yes, the ideal situation for someone who has recognized the post-colonial cultural dilemma is for them to reject the “brand” altogether, and possibly reject the language of the colonial masters – english, or spanish, or french – and do things in a different way. But such tasks are often not something an 18 year old would consider, and even if they do consider it, to require them to give up everything they’ve had, including idea of a prestigious “UK education” and possibly the language that they’re most fluent in; to do these, and abide by not only a different set of rules but a different mode of existence altogether – therein lies the extraordinary difficulty. Only someone with a singular facility of will can take that leap. Furthermore even after they do, to be able to sustain it, to be able to explain to those around you the reasons behind why you’re doing what you’re doing- it is all very tiresome and demoralizing. Imagine saying that the reason why you want to study in Peking University instead of Cambridge is because of a rejection of post colonial sensibility to your parents who might not even understand post-colonialism? With such a move, bridges would have to be burned. The very fact that we are not dealing with a concrete problem, but one of sensibility, makes it much harder to solve.

And by the time one discovers the post-colonial issue after their “english” education, they’ve already entrenched themselves so deep into that culture that to extricate themselves would mean sacrificing an arm or a limb. First world problems really, but it’s a real problem to many people, one that implicates their perspectives on issues and their self-identity, including for myself.

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Comment on About by Pensar como sudaca / entrevista a Walter Mignolo | sujetossujetados | cultura y política http://waltermignolo.com/about/#comment-13248 Thu, 29 May 2014 01:33:08 +0000 http://waltermignolo.com/?page_id=6#comment-13248 […] -Nací y crecí en un pequeño pueblo de la pampa gringa, al sur de la Provincia de Córdoba, casi en el límite con Santa Fe, que se llama Corral de Bustos. Ahí, por cuestiones extrañas, empecé a leer a Kafka y a Camus, y dije: “Voy a estudiar filosofía”. Terminé el secundario y fui a estudiar filosofía a Córdoba. En 1962 o 1963 empecé la carrera de Filosofía y Letras. Estaba el grupo Pasado y Presente, con José Aricó, Oscar del Barco y Héctor Schmucler. Y estaba Luis J Prieto, un semiólogo. Todo eso fue muy importante en mi formación. Había mucha correspondencia con Francia; la gente iba y venía, traía libros, leíamos a Derrida, a Foucault. Me entusiasmé con la semiótica y me fui a estudiar con Roland Barthes en 1969. Porque pasó algo: en 1966 llegó Onganía, entonces todos nuestros profesores se fueron y nos dijeron: “Chicos, terminen la carrera y rájense”. Yo me lo tomé en serio: obedecí a mis maestros. Terminé la carrera, me gané una beca y me fui tres meses después del Cordobazo y un mes después de que mataran a [Augusto Timoteo] Vandor. Muchos años después entendí lo que eso significaba. En ese momento me preguntaba: “¿Qué está pasando?”. Hice la tesis en la École des Hautes Études y en 1974 me fui a Estados Unidos. Me invitaron del Departamento de Español y Portugués de la Universidad de Indiana para dar cursos. Y me quedé, me casé, tuve hijos. Cuando llegué a Francia me di cuenta de que era un sudaca; no podía ser europeo, tal como yo pensaba que iba a ser cuando me fui a estudiar. Y cuando llegué a Estados Unidos fui hispanic. Por una serie de cosas empecé a estudiar el período y la literatura colonial. Me fui dando cuenta de la conexión que había entre lo que me estaba pasando a mí y a otra gente, y la historia colonial. Entonces empecé a abandonar la semiótica y a investigar la cuestión del colonialismo. [Si les interesa leer un texto autobiográfico de Mignolo lean aquí] […]

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Comment on Tonight in Buenos Aires I Saw a Black Man by Francesco http://waltermignolo.com/tonight-in-buenos-aires-i-saw-a-black-man/#comment-13245 Wed, 21 May 2014 15:03:36 +0000 http://waltermignolo.com/?p=1197#comment-13245 You actually make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this matter to be really something that I think I would
never understand. It seems too complex and extremely broad for me.
I’m looking forward for your next post, I will try to get the hang of it!

Feel free to visit my page … livres mobi (Francesco)

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Comment on Sobre descolonización/descolonialidad, una vez más by Kolonialismus | i ni ce ! http://waltermignolo.com/sobre-descolonizaciondescolonialidad-una-vez-mas/#comment-13240 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 08:38:55 +0000 http://waltermignolo.com/2007/12/01/sobre-descolonizaciondescolonialidad-una-vez-mas/#comment-13240 […] http://waltermignolo.com/sobre-descolonizaciondescolonialidad-una-vez-mas/ […]

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Comment on Decolonial Aesthesis: From Singapore, to Cambridge, to Duke University by walter http://waltermignolo.com/decolonial-aesthesis-from-singapore-to-cambridge-to-duke-university/#comment-13207 Tue, 18 Mar 2014 03:20:16 +0000 http://waltermignolo.com/?p=926#comment-13207 I tend to think that reinforce conservative values disguised by the spectacular splendor of technology. You focus so much in technology that you forget, and that is the point of technology, about values and goals. Technology becomes an end in itself, and it is not longer a medium.

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Comment on Decolonial Aesthesis: From Singapore, to Cambridge, to Duke University by walter http://waltermignolo.com/decolonial-aesthesis-from-singapore-to-cambridge-to-duke-university/#comment-13206 Tue, 18 Mar 2014 03:17:48 +0000 http://waltermignolo.com/?p=926#comment-13206 Thanks you for the link, interesting article on museums!

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Comment on Mike´s Kitchen and the Indian Ocean by walter http://waltermignolo.com/mike%c2%b4s-kitchen-and-the-indian-ocean/#comment-13205 Tue, 18 Mar 2014 03:16:12 +0000 http://waltermignolo.com/?p=997#comment-13205 Or that “progress” is a fiction. There are differences if we look at the dates in the calendar or old photos, but
if we look deeper, things remains the same with small variations.

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