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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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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Page: 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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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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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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