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COLONIALITY AND MODERNITY/RATIONALITY

COLONIALITY AND MODERNITY/RATIONALITY Anı ´bal Quijano COLONIALITY AND MODERNITY/ RATIONALITY With the conquest of the societies and the cultures which inhabit what today is called Latin America, began the constitution of a new world order, culminating, five hundred years later, in a global power covering the whole planet. This process implied a violent concentration of the world’s resources under the control and for the benefit of a small European minority  and above all, of its ruling classes. Although occasionally moderated when faced with the revolt of the dominated, this process has continued ever since. But, now during the current crisis, such concentration is being realized with a new impetus, in a way perhaps even more violent and on a much larger, global scale. The ‘Western’ European dominators and their Euro-North American descendants are still the principal beneficiaries, together with the non- European part of the world not quite former European colonies, Japan mainly, and mainly their ruling classes. The exploited and the dominated of Latin America and Africa are the main victims. A relation of direct, political, social and cultural domination was established by the Europeans over the conquered of all continents. This domination is known as a specific Eurocentered colonialism. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Cultural Studies Taylor & Francis

COLONIALITY AND MODERNITY/RATIONALITY

Cultural Studies , Volume 21 (2-3): 11 – Mar 1, 2007
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1466-4348
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0950-2386
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10.1080/09502380601164353
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Abstract

Anı ´bal Quijano COLONIALITY AND MODERNITY/ RATIONALITY With the conquest of the societies and the cultures which inhabit what today is called Latin America, began the constitution of a new world order, culminating, five hundred years later, in a global power covering the whole planet. This process implied a violent concentration of the world’s resources under the control and for the benefit of a small European minority  and above all, of its ruling classes. Although occasionally moderated when faced with the revolt of the dominated, this process has continued ever since. But, now during the current crisis, such concentration is being realized with a new impetus, in a way perhaps even more violent and on a much larger, global scale. The ‘Western’ European dominators and their Euro-North American descendants are still the principal beneficiaries, together with the non- European part of the world not quite former European colonies, Japan mainly, and mainly their ruling classes. The exploited and the dominated of Latin America and Africa are the main victims. A relation of direct, political, social and cultural domination was established by the Europeans over the conquered of all continents. This domination is known as a specific Eurocentered colonialism.

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Cultural StudiesTaylor & Francis

Published: Mar 1, 2007

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