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Walter Mignolo

Thoughts on modernity/coloniality, geopolitics of knowledge, border thinking, pluriversality, and the decolonial option.

The Collective Project Modernity/Coloniality/Decoloniality

One of the pleasure of going to the stacks in any library that allows you to go to the stacks, is to find much more than you were looking for. Now, that pleasure is being complemented (not superseded) by the web. It so happened that looking for recent books and articles about “modernity” (a topic […]

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Decolonial Aesthetics: Manifesto, Exhibit and Workshop

I shall be short in this posting and just send you to the home page of TDI/Transnational Decolonial Institute where you can find the “Decolonial Aesthetics Manifesto” with a preamble that explains its short but interesting history.  You will find also other links and references to contextualize the manifesto. Furthermore, there is now available a […]

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Slavery, the Holocaust and the Challenge of Global Justice

A Summer School in Middleburg, Holland, co-directed by Walter Mignolo and Rolando Vazquez http://trinity.duke.edu/globalstudies/slavery-the-holocaust-and-the-challenge-of-global-justice-exploring-critical-and-decolonial-approaches, followed up by a workshop on Critical and Decolonial Dialogues http://trinity.duke.edu/globalstudies/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/100215-critical-and-decolonial-dialogues-Final.pdf Both the Seminar and the Workshop are based on a basic assumptions: There are two kind of critics to modernity. One is internal to Europe, from the Frankfurt School to […]

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The communal and the decolonial

Published in Turbulence and in Analyse und Kritik I Imagine the world around 1500. It was a polycentric and non-capitalist world. There were many civilizations from China to Sub-Saharan Africa, but none of them dominated the other. There was a radical change in global history that we can summarize in two points: the emergence of […]

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El vuelco de la razón: sobre las revoluciones, independencias y rebeliones de fines del XVIII y principios del XIX

Lunes 22 de diciembre de 2008 http://otrosbicentenarios.blogspot.com/2008/12/el-vuelco-de-la-razn-sobre-las.html 1.- Las llamadas “revoluciones” y a veces “independencias” que sacudieron a América y al mundo del Atlántico (desde España y Portugal hasta Francia, Alemania e Inglaterra), fueron en realidad revoluciones e independencias post-coloniales. Post-coloniales en sentido literal: instauraron órdenes políticos y económicos sobre las ruinas de las colonias […]

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Mas sobre la colonialidad del saber

Silvia Ribeiro es investigadora y directora de gestion de ETC group con base en Mexico. ETC group equivale a Action Group on Erosion, Technology and Concentration. El programa se dedica a investigar en pro del avance sustantable de la diversidad ecologica y de los derechos humanos. Su ultimo articulo publicado en ALAI, America Latina en […]

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The upcoming decolonial and communal pluri-versity

In two of my previous postings I argued for the need of specific type of transformations in the philosophy of education within the existing system and history of the university; history that I have outlined elsewhere. Within the existing system research toward non-capitalist economies shall be encourage as well as research that unveils the devastating […]

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La retórica del desarrollo y la colonialidad del saber

Publicado en Pagina 12 Buenos Aires, Mayo 15, 2009. [Version resumida del argumento desarrollado en la entrada anterior ” At the end…] Los sucesos desarrollados alrededor de las investigaciones de Andrés Carrasco sobre el herbicida empleado en la siembra y cultivo de la soja es un eslabón de una larga cadena y de una creciente […]

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