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

Author: Walter Mignolo
Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, 2012.
Series: Princeton studies in culture/power/history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback reissueView all editions and formats
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Explores the crucial notion of "colonial difference" in the study of the modern colonial world and traces the emergence of an epistemic shift, which author calls "border thinking". This title expands  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Mignolo
ISBN: 9780691156095 0691156093
OCLC Number: 798408457
Description: xxxv, 371 pages : maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: On gnosis and the imaginary of the modern/colonial world system --
Border thinking and the colonial difference --
Post-occidental reason: the crisis of occidentalism and the emergenc(y)e of border thinking --
Human understanding and local interests: occidentalism and the (Latin) American argument --
Are subaltern studies postmodern or postcolonial? The politics and sensibilities of geohistorical locations --
"An other tongue": linguistic maps, literary geographies, cultural landscapes --
Bilanguaging love: thinking in between languages --
Globalization/mundialización: civilizing processes and the relocation of languages and knowledges --
Afterword: An other tongue, an other thinking, an other logic.
Series Title: Princeton studies in culture/power/history.
Responsibility: Walter D. Mignolo ; with a new preface by the author.

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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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