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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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"Walter Mignolo, one of America's most eminent postcolonialists, presents a challenging new paradigm for understanding the realities of a planetary 'coloniality of power,' and the limits of area studies in the United States. Local History/Global Designs is one of the most important books in the historical humanities to have emerged since the end of the Cold War University. This is vintage Mignolo: packed with insights, breadth, and intellectual zeal."--José David Saldívar, University of California, Berkeley

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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.

About the Author

Walter D. Mignolo is the William H. Wannamaker Distinguished Professor and director of the Center for Global Studies and the Humanities at Duke University. This book is the third of a trilogy that includes The Darker Side of the Renaissance: Literacy, Territoriality, and Colonization and The Darker Side of Western Modernity: Global Futures, Decolonial Options. He is also the author of The Idea of Latin America.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments

Introduction On Gnosis and the Imaginary of the Modern/Colonial World System

PART ONE: IN SEARCH OF AN OTHER LOGIC

Border Thinking and the Colonial Difference

PART TWO: I AM WHERE I THINK: THE GEOPOLITICS

OF KNOWLEDGE AND COLONIAL EPISTEMIC DIFFERENCES

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

PART THREE: SUBALTERNITY AND THE COLONIAL

DIFFERENCE: LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND KNOWLEDGES

``An Other Tongue: Linguistics Maps,

Literary Geographies, Cultural Landscapes

Bilanguaging Love: Thinking in between

Languages

Globalization/Mundializacion: Civilizing

Processes and the Relocation of Languages and Knowledges

Afterword An Other Tongue, An Other Thinking,

An Other Logic

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780691156095
Subtitle:
Coloniality, Subaltern Knowledges, and Border Thinking
Author:
Mignolo, Walter D.
Author:
Mignolo, Walter D.
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
Anthropology
Subject:
Latin American studies
Subject:
American literature
Subject:
Postcolonial Studies
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Subject:
Philosophy
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Princeton Studies in Culture/Power/History
Publication Date:
20120826
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
3 line illus. 3 tables. 9 maps.
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology
History and Social Science » Anthropology » General
History and Social Science » Politics » Colonialism and Post-Colonialism
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » World History » General
Humanities » Philosophy » General

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"Synopsis" by , "Walter Mignolo, one of America's most eminent postcolonialists, presents a challenging new paradigm for understanding the realities of a planetary 'coloniality of power,' and the limits of area studies in the United States. Local History/Global Designs is one of the most important books in the historical humanities to have emerged since the end of the Cold War University. This is vintage Mignolo: packed with insights, breadth, and intellectual zeal."--José David Saldívar, University of California, Berkeley
"Synopsis" by , 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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