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DELINKING

DELINKING Walter D. Mignolo The rhetoric of modernity, the logic of coloniality and the grammar of de-coloniality ... colonialism is not simply content to impose its rule upon the present and the future of a dominated country. Colonialism is not satisfied merely with holding a people in its grip and emptying the native’s brain of all form and content. By a kind of perverse logic, it turns to the past of the oppressed people, and distorts it, disfigures and destroys it. (Franz Fanon, The Wretched , 1961) Introduction In May 2004, Arturo Escobar and I organized one of the meetings of the modernity/coloniality project at Duke and UNC. Each meeting of the group since 1998  has been devoted to the exploration of issues that emerged as interesting and/or problematic in previous meetings or during conversations, among its members, in between meetings. The guiding statement for the 30 May 1 June 2004 meeting was the following: How does Horkheimer’s ‘critical theory’ project look to us today, when global and pluri-versal ‘revolutions’ are taking place, out of the di-versity and pluri-versity of the many local histories that in the past 500 hundred years (some in the past 250 or perhaps only http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Cultural Studies Taylor & Francis

DELINKING

Cultural Studies , Volume 21 (2-3): 66 – Mar 1, 2007
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Walter D. Mignolo The rhetoric of modernity, the logic of coloniality and the grammar of de-coloniality ... colonialism is not simply content to impose its rule upon the present and the future of a dominated country. Colonialism is not satisfied merely with holding a people in its grip and emptying the native’s brain of all form and content. By a kind of perverse logic, it turns to the past of the oppressed people, and distorts it, disfigures and destroys it. (Franz Fanon, The Wretched , 1961) Introduction In May 2004, Arturo Escobar and I organized one of the meetings of the modernity/coloniality project at Duke and UNC. Each meeting of the group since 1998  has been devoted to the exploration of issues that emerged as interesting and/or problematic in previous meetings or during conversations, among its members, in between meetings. The guiding statement for the 30 May 1 June 2004 meeting was the following: How does Horkheimer’s ‘critical theory’ project look to us today, when global and pluri-versal ‘revolutions’ are taking place, out of the di-versity and pluri-versity of the many local histories that in the past 500 hundred years (some in the past 250 or perhaps only

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Published: Mar 1, 2007

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