TERTULIA SOBRE PENSAMIENTO DESCOLONIAL Y ECONOMIA SIN DINERO

Walter Mignolo (Universidad Duke) y Cecilia Hecht (Bioecon TV) invitan a una tertulia sobre Pensamiento Descolonial y Economía sin Dinero. Miércoles 26 de Diciembre, de 18 a 20 horas, en El Gato Negro, Avda Corrientes al 1669. La tertulia estará dedicada a conversar y generar ideas que intenten compaginar un proyecto como BieconTV con un proyecto como… Continue reading TERTULIA SOBRE PENSAMIENTO DESCOLONIAL Y ECONOMIA SIN DINERO

COLONIALITY: THE PAST AND PRESENT OF GLOBAL UNJUSTICE

The First Istanbul World Forum on Justice was organized by the Primer Minister Office of Public Diplomacy and SETA Foundation. Two intense days (October 13 and 14), hosted about 150 invited speakers plus a significant number of local audience congregated at the Istanbul Congress Center. The topics, well selected, touched on the wide spectrum of… Continue reading COLONIALITY: THE PAST AND PRESENT OF GLOBAL UNJUSTICE

DISPATCHES FROM HONG KONG 5: DOUBTFUL POSTCOLONIAL/DECOLONIAL SCHOLARSHIP

A book by Margaret Kohn and Keally McBride titled Political Theories of Decolonization. Postcolonialism and the Problems of Foundations (Oxford University Press, 2011), was recommended to me. I began to read it with great interest, because of the topic, and soon realized that due attention has been given to recent theoretical unfolding in decolonial thinking… Continue reading DISPATCHES FROM HONG KONG 5: DOUBTFUL POSTCOLONIAL/DECOLONIAL SCHOLARSHIP

FROM BOGOTA Y BERLIN: ESTÉTICAS DESCOLONIALES AND BE.BOP 2012. CATÁLOGOS

Be.Bop 2012. Black Europe Body-Politics, Berlin,  was the third event in the series of Decolonial Aesthetics exhibits and workshops. The first took place in Bogota in November of 2010 (catalog is available on line, Estéticas Descoloniales, Bogotá). The second at Duke in May of 2011. The third one in Berlin in May of 2012. In… Continue reading FROM BOGOTA Y BERLIN: ESTÉTICAS DESCOLONIALES AND BE.BOP 2012. CATÁLOGOS

DISPATCHES FROM HONG KONG 4: LEARNING TO UNLEARN: DECOLONIAL REFLECTIONS FROM EURASIA AND THE AMERICAS

Ohio University Press just released the book i have co-authored with Madina Tlostanova. The arguments advanced here complement Madina’s explorations on Gender Epistemologies in the Eurasian Borderlands (2010). For my part, this book is a bridge between Local Histories/Global Designs. Coloniality, Subaltern Knoweldges and Border Thinking (2000, the second edition with a new Preface will… Continue reading DISPATCHES FROM HONG KONG 4: LEARNING TO UNLEARN: DECOLONIAL REFLECTIONS FROM EURASIA AND THE AMERICAS

DISPATCHES FROM HONG KONG 3: CORRUPTION AND THE MYTHS OF DEMOCRATIC AND AUTHORITARIAN STATES

In a previous posting I advanced a general reflection on democratic and authoritarian states. Here is the first of various examples I shall post in the future to reflect on the “myths” at hand. For the argument that follows—and to dispel the myths of democratic, socialists and authoritarian states, it should be kept in mind… Continue reading DISPATCHES FROM HONG KONG 3: CORRUPTION AND THE MYTHS OF DEMOCRATIC AND AUTHORITARIAN STATES

LA DESOCCIDENTALIZACIÓN ES IRREVERSIBLE: LA RENACIONALIZACIÓN DE REPSOL-YPF

El gobierno español anuncia ¨represalias contundentes¨ al gobierno argentino por la nacionalizacion de REPSOL-YPF. Estados Unidos apoya a España y se comporta de acuerdo a hábitos paternalistas. Es dificil para los padres comprender que los chicos crecen. Aunque el tono indica el reconocimiento de que la desoccidentalización es irreversible. Además de informar sobre las represalias,… Continue reading LA DESOCCIDENTALIZACIÓN ES IRREVERSIBLE: LA RENACIONALIZACIÓN DE REPSOL-YPF

NEW STUFF: OP-EDS AND INTERVIEWS

Click on “New Stuff” to go directly to the links. For several reasons i have been running short of time to keep a regular posting in the blog.I have instead writing op-eds and interviews for different venues. I provide the links here:   1) An op-ed in Spanish, publish in Pagina 12,  http://www.pagina12.com.ar/diario/elmundo/4-182727-2011-12-06.html   2)… Continue reading NEW STUFF: OP-EDS AND INTERVIEWS

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… Continue reading Slavery, the Holocaust and the Challenge of Global Justice