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

Walter D. Mignolo

in Local Histories/Global Designs: Coloniality, Subaltern Knowledges, and Border Thinking

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691156095
eISBN:
9781400845064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691156095.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This introductory chapter aims to move subjugated knowledge to the limits of the colonial difference where subjugated become subaltern knowledges in the structure of coloniality of power. It ... More


An Other Tongue, An Other Thinking, An Other Logic

Walter D. Mignolo

in Local Histories/Global Designs: Coloniality, Subaltern Knowledges, and Border Thinking

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691156095
eISBN:
9781400845064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691156095.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This afterword extends the observations from previous chapters, which distinguished postmodern from post-Occidental thinking as a critique of modernity from the interior borders (postmodernism) and ... More


Post-Occidental Reason: The Crisis of Occidentalism and the Emergenc(y)e of Border Thinking

Walter D. Mignolo

in Local Histories/Global Designs: Coloniality, Subaltern Knowledges, and Border Thinking

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691156095
eISBN:
9781400845064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691156095.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter brings border thinking into conversation with postcoloniality through the colonial difference. Postcoloniality, and its equivalents—beyond Eurocentrism and Occidentalism—is both a ... More


“An Other Tongue”: Linguistics Maps, Literary Geographies, Cultural Landscapes

Walter D. Mignolo

in Local Histories/Global Designs: Coloniality, Subaltern Knowledges, and Border Thinking

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691156095
eISBN:
9781400845064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691156095.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the implications of national ideologies in the domain of languages and literatures intermixed with the colonial difference. It looks at the Haitian Revolution, wherein language ... More


Local Histories/Global Designs: Coloniality, Subaltern Knowledges, and Border Thinking

Walter D. Mignolo

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691156095
eISBN:
9781400845064
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691156095.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book is an extended argument about the “coloniality” of power. In a shrinking world where sharp dichotomies, such as East/West and developing/developed, blur and shift, this book points to the ... More


Conclusions

Bonny Ibhawoh

in Imperial Justice: Africans in Empire's Court

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199664849
eISBN:
9780191748523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664849.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter concludes the book and recaps its key arguments. It argues that imperial courts were central to the construction and contestation of colonial difference as well as to the subsequent ... More


Confronting colonial otherness: the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council and the limits of imperial legal universalism

Bonny Ibhawoh

in Colonial Exchanges: Political Theory and the Agency of the Colonized

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781526105646
eISBN:
9781526128140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526105646.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines British imperial rule of law and its relationship to colonial difference. The ideal of impartial legality within the British Empire was embodied in a supreme right of appeal to ... More


The Colonial Abyss: Groundlessness of Being

An Yountae

in The Decolonial Abyss: Mysticism and Cosmopolitics from the Ruins

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780823273072
eISBN:
9780823273126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823273072.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter extends the meaning of the abyss by giving it a concrete and contextualized shape. The chapter probes complex crossings that take place at the intersection of the mystical and the ... More


Introduction: Pedagogical Frames and Colonial Difference

Parna Sengupta

in Pedagogy for Religion: Missionary Education and the Fashioning of Hindus and Muslims in Bengal

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520268296
eISBN:
9780520950412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268296.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This text challenges one of the most compelling historical fictions: that Western rule secularized the non-West. It confronts this idea by demonstrating how the sustained involvement of missionaries ... More


Imperial Justice: Africans in Empire's Court

Bonny Ibhawoh

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199664849
eISBN:
9780191748523
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664849.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Focusing on the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council and the colonial regional Appeal Courts for West Africa and East Africa, it examines how judicial discourses of native difference and imperial ... More


The Civilizing Mission

Alice L. Conklin

in The French Republic: History, Values, Debates

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449017
eISBN:
9780801460647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449017.003.0020
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines how the idea of a special republican mission to civilize the “primitive” people of the earth provided the ideological framework for France's colonial empire in the modern era. ... More


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