Walter Mignolo

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

On Pluriversality

The piece below was written in rsponse to a question formulated by Arturo Escobar, Marisol de la Cadena and Mario Blaser. Marisol, Mario and Arturo are starting a project investigating the various uses of the concept of ¨pluriverse.¨ They asked me how I stumbled into the concept and how I  used and use  it. In […]

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How Dewesternizing Discourse Works

On Friday, July 9th, i was listening Diane Rhem Show´s in the radio. The topic Edward Snowden and declarations made by Vladimir Putin to the journalist. According to one of the person participating in the dialogue, Putin made two contradictory statements. One of them has been widely distributed and occupies many of the news title. […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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