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Quería saber si tenia planeado venir a la Argentina durante este año?
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On subjectivity and decoloniality, well you cannot decolonize any thing by public policity, military intervention or any other means while the subject and the subjetivity remains modern and complicitous, knowingly or not with, imperial designs. So since coloniality of knowledge is coloniality of being (there is an article by Maldonado Torres “On the coloniality of being” that you can find in the web. This is part of the story the other is decoloniality of being. We are doing that through reworking aesthetics/aesthesis, for aesthesis means sensing, sensibility, and “artistic expressions” is one way of working toward decoloniality of being, healing the colonial wound.
I recommend you read first, in this collection, the last piece, the letter by Michelle K. And you would understand better what coloniality of being, and decoloniality of being means.
Then you can read the first article on decolonial healing and also Robbie Shilliams article on the same. I am talking about subjectivity here, once you enter in that process (for it is a process, it is not like baptism where you become Christian in one day or getting a passport, it is a process, and it is in the process of decolonizing subjectivity, the person in the communal, not just the individual “a la americana” more the person in the communal, like in Native Americans life, that you would get into the process.
Arguments are fine but you can argue opposite arguments by remaining a subject similar to the subject that put forward the arguments that you are rebuking.
Hope it helps,
My name is Ryan McCoy, and I am a student at Brophy College Preparatory in Phoenix, Arizona. I am writing to you because recently I have become very familiar with your writings on decoloniality and epistemic disobedience. I participate in the youth activity called policy debate, where I work with and compete against students from across the country. This year, our topic, or resolution, was “Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its economic engagement with Cuba, Mexico or Venezuela.”
Obviously, this topic brings up a lot of questions about the nature of US economic engagement with these countries, and as I was seeking out literature about the flawed background and historicity of our foreign policy, I stumbled across your work. Since then, I have been reading an advocacy of epistemic disobedience in the debate sphere, with the fundamental idea being to interrupt and challenge the dominant views and paradigms of engagement put forth in the activity.
With that long winded explanation out of the way, I wanted to ask for your thoughts on this advocacy. I won’t be using this correspondence as evidence, nor will I use it as an argument in debate, but I am very curious as to your thoughts about epistemic disobedience in the context of a youth activity like debate. Additionally, I wanted to ask you about your thoughts about subjectivity in relation to decoloniality – what, in your eyes, is the role of the individual in decolonizing and delinking from dominant Westernism? If you have already written about this, I apologize, but I’m not sure that I have been through all of your works yet. If not, do you have some other sources you think would be helpful for researching that aspect? I would be highly appreciative.
Thank you sincerely,