Questioning “Race”

  title={Questioning “Race”},
  author={A. Quijano},
  journal={Socialism and Democracy},
  pages={45 - 53}
The idea of “race” is surely the most efficient instrument of social domination produced in the last 500 years. Dating from the very beginning of the formation of the Americas and of capitalism (at the turn of the 16th century), in the ensuing centuries it was imposed on the population of the whole planet as an aspect of European colonial domination. Imposed as the basic criterion for social classification of the entire world’s population, it was taken as the principal determinant of the world… Expand
Toward a Genealogy of Mestizaje: Rethinking Race in Colonial Mexico
Author(s): Nemser, Daniel | Advisor(s): Rabasa, Jose | Abstract: The history of race in Latin America is commonly glossed as mestizaje, a phenomenon itself defined as the movement from originalExpand
Latina/o identities, the racialization of work, and the global reserve army of labor: Becoming Latino in Postville, Iowa
This article argues that the experiences and group formation of the Latino population in the United States can best be understood by employing a framework which examines global economic and politicalExpand
Confronting the gated community: Towards a decolonial critique of violence beyond the paradigm of war
This article investigates the works of Dussel, Maldonado-Torres, and Mbembe as representatives of a tendency in the field of decolonial thought to assume the templates of warfare and the camp asExpand
On Alternative Development and the Modern Colonial Global Imaginary
In the lattermost third of the 20th century, alternative development (AD) began to employ participatory and human-centered modes of research and operations as a response to the negative effects ofExpand
Interventions: Bringing the decolonial to political geography
Within and outside geography there is a strong interest in the inequities between states and peoples. While work in political geography, particularly in critical and feminist geopolitics,Expand
Decolonising Labour, Reclaiming Subaltern Epistemologies: Brazilian Domestic Workers and the International Struggle for Labour Rights
Abstract This study explores the labour rights discourse produced by Brazilian domestic workers. It shows that the 2015 Brazilian legislation which extended labour rights to domestic workers was notExpand
Lusitanization and Bakhtinian perspectives on the role of Portuguese in Angola and East Timor
A vast amount of literature addresses issues surrounding English and French in colonial and post-colonial communities. However, relative to the spread of English and French language ideology, aExpand
Beyond universality: rethinking transculturality and the transcultural self
  • F. Monceri
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Multicultural Discourses
  • 2019
ABSTRACT This article aims to show that a preliminary philosophical investigation is needed in order to clarify the meaning of multiculturality, interculturality, and transculturality, following twoExpand
An invitation to decoloniality in work on (African) men and masculinities
Abstract Seeing masculinity is, according to Raewyn Connell, ‘a place in gender relations’, what is the place accorded to males once considered property in men and masculinities studies, how are theExpand
Prolegomenon to the Decolonization of Internet Governance
Does Internet governance need to be decolonized? If so, why? How can Internet governance be ‘colonial’ (thereby necessitating decolonization) if the colonial project is a thing of the past? And evenExpand


On the invention of the idea of “race” and its background, see Anı́bal Quijano: “‘Raza’, ‘etnia’, ‘nación’, cuestiones abiertas,
  • La Otra Cara del Descubrimiento (Lima: Ed. Amauta,
  • 1992
L’Harmattan, 1997)
  • See also Henri Michel, Philosophie et phenomenologie: Le Corps
  • 1965