Coloniality of Power and Eurocentrism in Latin America

  title={Coloniality of Power and Eurocentrism in Latin America},
  author={An{\'i}bal Quijano},
  journal={International Sociology},
  pages={215 - 232}
  • A. Quijano
  • Published 1 June 2000
  • Political Science
  • International Sociology
The globalization of the world is, in the first place, the culmination of a process that began with the constitution of America and world capitalism as a Euro-centered colonial/modern world power. One of the foundations of that pattern of power was the social classification of the world population upon the base of the idea of race, a mental construct that expresses colonial experience and that pervades the most important dimensions of world power, including its specific rationality… 
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