Unsettling the Coloniality of Being/Power/Truth/Freedom: Towards the Human, After Man, Its Overrepresentation--An Argument

  title={Unsettling the Coloniality of Being/Power/Truth/Freedom: Towards the Human, After Man, Its Overrepresentation--An Argument},
  author={Sylvia Wynter},
  journal={CR: The New Centennial Review},
  pages={257 - 337}
  • S. Wynter
  • Published 2003
  • Sociology
  • CR: The New Centennial Review
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