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Local histories/global designs : coloniality, subaltern knowledges, and border thinking

Author: Walter Mignolo
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2000.
Series: Princeton studies in culture/power/history.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Mignolo, Walter.
Local histories/global designs.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2000
(DLC) 99032342
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Mignolo
ISBN: 9781400842834 1400842832
OCLC Number: 774293602
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 371 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: pt. 1. In search of an other logic --
pt. 2. I am where I think : the geopolitics of knowledge and colonial epistemic differences --
pt. 3. Subalternity and the colonial difference : languages, literatures, and knowledges.
Series Title: Princeton studies in culture/power/history.
Responsibility: Walter D. Mignolo.

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Introduces the crucial notion of colonial difference into study of the modern colonial world. This title features chapters that deals with epistemology and postcoloniality, the geopolitics of  Read more...

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Postmodernism would remain Eurocentric without a counteracting postcoloniality--without the subaltern rationality that Mignolo sees emerging at the border of modernity/coloniality. -- Barry Allen Read more...

 
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