The Geopolitics of Knowledge and the Colonial Difference

  title={The Geopolitics of Knowledge and the Colonial Difference},
  author={Walter D. Mignolo},
  journal={The South Atlantic Quarterly},
  pages={57 - 96}
In December  I had the good fortune to be one of the commentators in the workshop ‘‘Historical Capitalism, Coloniality of Power, and Transmodernity,’’ featuring presentations by Immanuel Wallerstein, Anibal Quijano, and Enrique Dussel. Speakers were asked to offer updates and to elaborate on the concepts attributed to them. Reflecting on ‘‘transmodernity,’’ Dussel made a remark that I take as a central point of my argument. According to Dussel, postmodern criticism of modernity is important… Expand
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