By Walter D. Mignolo
In the course of the Renaissance and the Enlightenment, coloniality emerged as a brand new constitution of strength as Europeans colonized the Americas and equipped at the rules of Western civilization and modernity because the endpoints of historic time and Europe because the heart of the realm. Walter D. Mignolo argues that coloniality is the darker aspect of Western modernity, a fancy matrix of strength that has been created and regulated by means of Western males and associations from the Renaissance, whilst it used to be pushed by way of Christian theology, throughout the overdue 20th century and the dictates of neoliberalism. This cycle of coloniality is coming to an finish. major forces are hard Western management within the early twenty-first century. this type of, “dewesternization,” is an irreversible shift to the East in struggles over wisdom, economics, and politics. the second one strength is “decoloniality.” Mignolo explains that decoloniality calls for delinking from the colonial matrix of energy underlying Western modernity to visualize and construct worldwide futures within which people and the wildlife are not any longer exploited within the relentless quest for wealth accumulation.
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Extra info for The Darker Side of Western Modernity: Global Futures, Decolonial Options
We are all in the matrix, each node is interconnected with all the rest, and the matrix cannot be observed and described by an observed located outside the matrix that cannot be observed—that observer will be either the God of Christian theology or the Subject of secular Reason. Coming back to the heterogenous historic-structural nodes by which I have displaced heterarchy and changing epistemic terrain: I will first enumerate such nodes and then follow up with a few examples to illustrate their inter-relations.
While in earlier printings the argument of each article was framed according to the general issue of the collection for which the contribution was requested, the articles herein have been modified to fit the overall argument of this book. However, and since these articles were written while I was working on this manuscript, they were already casting the net wide and addressing different audiences. My thanks to all conference organizers and editors of special volumes and edited books for their invitations and for their permission to reprint.
Thus, it is one particular option among those that I call here decolonial option(s). More straightforwardly: the argument that follows takes as its core the colonial matrix of power, and as such, the argument is one among several decolonial options at work (see afterword). ” Coloniality, in other words, is constitutive of modernity—there is no modernity without coloniality. Hence, today’s common expression “global modernities” implies “global colonialities” in the precise sense that the colonial matrix of power is shared and disputed by many contenders: if there cannot be modernity without coloniality, there cannot either be global modernities without global colonialities.
The Darker Side of Western Modernity: Global Futures, Decolonial Options by Walter D. Mignolo