Local Histories/Global Designs

Coloniality, Subaltern Knowledges, and Border Thinking

Author: Walter D. Mignolo

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400845068

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

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Local Histories/Global Designs is an extended argument about the "coloniality" of power by one of the most innovative Latin American and Latino scholars. In a shrinking world where sharp dichotomies, such as East/West and developing/developed, blur and shift, Walter Mignolo points to the inadequacy of current practices in the social sciences and area studies. He explores the crucial notion of "colonial difference" in the study of the modern colonial world and traces the emergence of an epistemic shift, which he calls "border thinking." Further, he expands the horizons of those debates already under way in postcolonial studies of Asia and Africa by dwelling in the genealogy of thoughts of South/Central America, the Caribbean, and Latino/as in the United States. His concept of "border gnosis," or sensing and knowing by dwelling in imperial/colonial borderlands, counters the tendency of occidentalist perspectives to manage, and thus limit, understanding. In a new preface that discusses Local Histories/Global Designs as a dialogue with Hegel's Philosophy of History, Mignolo connects his argument with the unfolding of history in the first decade of the twenty-first century.
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Local Histories/Global Designs

Coloniality, Subaltern Knowledges, and Border Thinking

Author: Walter Mignolo

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691001405

Category: Social Science

Page: 371

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This book is an extended argument on the "coloniality" of power by one of the most innovative scholars of Latin American studies. In a shrinking world where sharp dichotomies, such as East/West and developing/developed, blur and shift, Walter Mignolo points to the inadequacy of current practice in the social sciences and area studies. He introduces the crucial notion of "colonial difference" into study of the modern colonial world. He also traces the emergence of new forms of knowledge, which he calls "border thinking." Further, he expands the horizons of those debates already under way in postcolonial studies of Asia and Africa by dwelling in the genealogy of thoughts of South/Central America, the Caribbean, and Latino/as in the United States. His concept of "border gnosis," or what is known from the perspective of an empire's borderlands, counters the tendency of occidentalist perspectives to dominate, and thus limit, understanding. The book is divided into three parts: the first chapter deals with epistemology and postcoloniality; the next three chapters deal with the geopolitics of knowledge; the last three deal with the languages and cultures of scholarship. Here the author reintroduces the analysis of civilization from the perspective of globalization and argues that, rather than one "civilizing" process dominated by the West, the continually emerging subaltern voices break down the dichotomies characteristic of any cultural imperialism. By underscoring the fractures between globalization and mundializacion, Mignolo shows the locations of emerging border epistemologies, and of post-occidental reason. In a new preface that discusses Local Histories/Global Designs as a dialogue with Hegel's Philosophy of History, Mignolo connects his argument with the unfolding of history in the first decade of the twenty-first century.
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Postkoloniale Politikwissenschaft

Theoretische und empirische Zugänge

Author: Aram Ziai

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839432316

Category: Political Science

Page: 408

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Welche Relevanz hat die Perspektive der postkolonialen Studien für die Politikwissenschaft? Die Frage nach den Auswirkungen der Epoche des Kolonialismus lässt verschiedene Bereiche der Disziplin - darunter Politische Theorie, Geschlechterverhältnisse, Internationale Beziehungen und Politische Systeme - in einem neuen Licht erscheinen. Die in diesem Band versammelten postkolonialen Analysen politischer Theorien, Institutionen und Prozesse, die sich auf empirischer und theoretischer Ebene bewegen, machen eurozentrische Strukturen und koloniale Argumentationsmuster in der Politikwissenschaft, in der Politikpraxis auf deutscher und internationaler Ebene sowie in postkolonialen Ländern sichtbar.
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Beyond the Spirit of Empire

Theology and Politics in a New Key

Author: Nestor Miguez,Joerg Rieger,Jung Mo Sung

Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd

ISBN: 0334043220

Category: Religion

Page: 212

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How does empire mould human subjectivity, for instance, and how does it affect the understanding of humans within the whole of creation? This title analyzes the global empire in its political and economic dimensions, in its symbolic constructions of power, and in its general assumptions often taken for granted.
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Recomposing History

Violence and the Production of Knowledge of the Past in Chile's Transition

Author: Juan R. Hernandez

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Futuring Our Past

Explorations in the Theology of Tradition

Author: Orlando O. Espín,Gary Macy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 308

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The first volume in a new Orbis series: the essays in this volume, by scholars from a wide range of disciplines, center on two questions: How is the Christian tradition "traditioned" among Latino/as? And what impact does this "traditioning" have on the Tradition?
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Stealing a Way

African Diaspora Maroon Poetics

Author: Suzette A. Spencer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 692

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Indianizing film

decolonization, the Andes, and the question of technology

Author: Freya Schiwy

Publisher: Rutgers Univ Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 282

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Focusing on films from Bolivia, Ecuador and Columbia, Indianizing Film encourages readers to consider how indigenous media contributes to a wider understanding of decolonization and anticolonial study against the universal backdrop of the twenty-first century. Through questions of gender, power, and representation Schiwy argues that, instead of solely creating entertainment, through their work indigenous media activists are building communication networks that encourage interaction between diverse cultures. As a result, mainstream images are retooled, permitting communities to strengthen their cultures and express their own visions of development and modernization.
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BPR

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Contemporary Maya Writers

Kabawil and the Making of a Millenarian Literary Tradition

Author: Gloria E. Chacón

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Maya authors

Page: 414

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Handbook of material culture

Author: Christopher Y. Tilley

Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 556

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The study of material culture is concerned with the relationship between persons and things in the past and in the present, in urban and industrialized and in small-scale societies across the globe. The Handbook of Material Culture provides a critical survey of the theories, concepts, intellectual debates, substantive domains, and traditions of study characterizing the analysis of "things." This cutting-edge work examines the current state of material culture as well as how this field of study may be extended and developed in the future. The Handbook of Material Culture is divided into five sections: Section I maps material culture studies as a theoretical and conceptual field. Section II examines the relationship between material forms, the human body and the senses. Section III focuses on subject-object relations. Section IV considers things in terms of processes and transformations in terms of production, exchange and consumption, performance and the significance of things over the long-term. Section V considers the contemporary politics and poetics of displaying, representing and conserving material and the manner in which this impacts on notions of heritage, tradition and identity. The Handbook charts an interdisciplinary field of studies that makes a unique and fundamental contribution to an understanding of what it means to be human. It will be of interest to all who work in the social and historical sciences, from anthropologists and archaeologists to human geographers to scholars working in heritage, design and cultural studies.
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Books in Print

Author: R.R. Bowker Company

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.
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Mambo Montage

The Latinization of New York City

Author: Agustín Laó-Montes,Arlene Dávila

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231505442

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

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New York is the capital of mambo and a global factory of latinidad. This book covers the topic in all its multifaceted aspects, from Jim Crow baseball in the first half of the twentieth century to hip hop and ethno-racial politics, from Latinas and labor unions to advertising and Latino culture, from Cuban cuisine to the language of signs in New York City. Together the articles map out the main conceptions of Latino identity as well as the historical process of Latinization of New York. Mambo Montage is both a way of imagining latinidad and an angle of vision on the city.
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Renaissance Literatures and Postcolonial Studies

Author: Shankar Raman

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748688692

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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Shows how Renaissance writers and artists struggled to reconcile past traditions with experiences of 'discovery'.
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Anthropology News

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Anthropological linguistics

Page: N.A

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Sons of the Sierra

Juárez, Díaz, and the People of Ixtlán, Oaxaca, 1855-1920

Author: Patrick J. McNamara

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469606720

Category: History

Page: 296

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The period following Mexico's war with the United States in 1847 was characterized by violent conflicts, as liberal and conservative factions battled for control of the national government. The civil strife was particularly bloody in south central Mexico, including the southern state of Oaxaca. In Sons of the Sierra, Patrick McNamara explores events in the Oaxaca district of Ixtlan, where Zapotec Indians supported the liberal cause and sought to exercise influence over statewide and national politics. Two Mexican presidents had direct ties to Ixtlan district: Benito Juarez, who served as Mexico's liberal president from 1858 to 1872, was born in the district, and Porfirio Diaz, president from 1876 to 1911, had led a National Guard battalion made up of Zapotec soldiers throughout the years of civil war. Paying close attention to the Zapotec people as they achieved greater influence, McNamara examines the political culture of Diaz's presidency and explores how Diaz, who became increasingly dictatorial over the course of his time in office, managed to stay in power for thirty-five years. McNamara reveals the weight of memory and storytelling as Ixtlan veterans and their families reminded government officials of their ties to both Juarez and Diaz. While Juarez remained a hero in their minds, Diaz came to represent the arrogance of Mexico City and the illegitimacy of the "Porfiriato" that ended with the 1910 revolution.
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Hemispheric American Studies

Author: Caroline F. Levander,Robert S. Levine

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813543878

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 366

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This landmark collection brings together a range of exciting new comparative work in the burgeoning field of hemispheric studies. Scholars working in the fields of Latin American studies, Asian American studies, American studies, American literature, African Diaspora studies, and comparative literature address the urgent question of how scholars might reframe disciplinary boundaries within the broad area of what is generally called American studies. The essays take as their starting points such questions as: What happens to American literary, political, historical, and cultural studies if we recognize the interdependency of nation-state developments throughout all the Americas? What happens if we recognize the nation as historically evolving and contingent rather than already formed? Finally, what happens if the "fixed" borders of a nation are recognized not only as historically produced political constructs but also as component parts of a deeper, more multilayered series of national and indigenous histories? With essays that examine stamps, cartoons, novels, film, art, music, travel documents, and governmental publications, Hemispheric American Studies seeks to excavate the complex cultural history of texts and discourses across the ever-changing and stratified geopolitical and cultural fields that collectively comprise the American hemisphere. This collection promises to chart new directions in American literary and cultural studies.
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Subject Guide to Books in Print

An Index to the Publishers' Trade List Annual

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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