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Mignolo, Walter

Works: 161 works in 521 publications in 4 languages and 10,510 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Compiler, Creator, Collaborator, wpr, Librettist, Other
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Most widely held works by Walter Mignolo
Local histories/global designs : coloniality, subaltern knowledges, and border thinking by Walter Mignolo( )

55 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 2,105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Local Histories/Global Designs is an extended argument about the "coloniality" of power by one of the most innovative Latin American and Latino scholars. In a shrinking world where sharp dichotomies, such as East/West and developing/developed, blur and shift, Walter Mignolo points to the inadequacy of current practices in the social sciences and area studies. He explores the crucial notion of "colonial difference" in the study of the modern colonial world and traces the emergence of an epistemic shift, which he calls "border thinking." Further, he expands the horizons of those debates already under way in postcolonial studies of Asia and Africa by dwelling in the genealogy of thoughts of South/Central America, the Caribbean, and Latino/as in the United States. His concept of "border gnosis," or sensing and knowing by dwelling in imperial/colonial borderlands, counters the tendency of occidentalist perspectives to manage, and thus limit, understanding. In a new preface that discusses Local Histories/Global Designs as a dialogue with Hegel's Philosophy of History, Mignolo connects his argument with the unfolding of history in the first decade of the twenty-first century."--Publisher's website
Rereading the Black Legend : the discourses of religious and racial difference in the Renaissance empires by Margaret Rich Greer( )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The phrase "The Black Legend" was coined in 1912 by a Spanish journalist in protest of the characterization of Spain by other Europeans as a backward country defined by ignorance, superstition, and religious fanaticism, whose history could never recover from the black mark of its violent conquest of the Americas. Challenging this stereotype, Rereading the Black Legend contextualizes Spain's uniquely tarnished reputation by exposing the colonial efforts of other nations whose interests were served by propagating the "Black Legend." A distinguished group of contributors here examine early modern imperialisms including the Ottomans in Eastern Europe, the Portuguese in East India, and the cases of Mughal India and China, to historicize the charge of unique Spanish brutality in encounters with indigenous peoples during the Age of Exploration. The geographic reach and linguistic breadth of this ambitious collection will make it a valuable resource for any discussion of race, national identity, and religious belief in the European Renaissance
The darker side of the Renaissance : literacy, territoriality, and colonization by Walter Mignolo( Book )

38 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Darker Side of the Renaissance: Literacy, Territoriality, and Colonization is a long-awaited contribution to colonial studies, destined to be influential across a range of disciplines. This broad and ambitious work examines the role of language in the colonization of the New World by weaving together literature, semiotics, history, historiography, cartography, geography, and cultural theory." "The Darker Side of the Renaissance significantly challenges our understanding of New World history. It will stimulate Renaissance and New World scholarship, speak to debates in current anthropology, augment our understanding of linguistics, and provide models for colonial and postcolonial scholarship."--Jacket
The idea of Latin America by Walter Mignolo( Book )

27 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The term "Latin" America supposes that there is an America that is Latin, which can be defined in opposition to one that is not. This geo-political manifesto revisits the idea of Latinity, charting the history of the concept from its emergence in Europe under France's leadership, through its appropriation by the Creole elite of South America and the Spanish Caribbean in the second half of the nineteenth century, up to the present day." "Reinstating the Indigenous peoples, the enormous population of African descent, and the 40 million Latinos/as in the US that are rendered invisible by the image of a homogeneous Latin America, the author asks what is at stake in the survival of an idea which subdivides the Americas. He explains why an "American Union" similar to the European Union is at this point unthinkable and he insists on the pressing need to leave behind an idea of Latinity which belongs to the Creole/Mestizo mentality of the nineteenth century."--Jacket
Writing without words : alternative literacies in Mesoamerica and the Andes by Elizabeth Hill Boone( Book )

18 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This interdisciplinary collection of articles focuses on pictorial and iconic systems of the Maya, Mixtec, Aztec, and Inca, and the social contexts of writing during the colonial period, to challenge western conceptualizations of art, writing and literacy. The final papers offer stimulating discussions of interactions between European and indigenous writing systems"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57
Latin American perspectives on globalization : ethics, politics, and alternative visions by Mario Sáenz( )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the most prominent thinkers in Latin American philosophy, literature, politics, and social science comes a challenge to conventional theories of globalization. The contributors to this volume imagine a discourse in which revolution requires no temporalized march of progress or takeovers of state power but instead aims at local control and the material conditions for human dignity
Natural and moral history of the Indies by José de Acosta( Book )

9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Natural and Moral History of the Indies, the classic work of New World history originally published by José de Acosta in 1590, is now available in the first new English translation to appear in several hundred years. A Spanish Jesuit, Acosta produced this account by drawing on his own observations as a missionary in Peru and Mexico, as well as from the writings of other missionaries, naturalists, and soldiers who explored the region during the sixteenth century. One of the first comprehensive investigations of the New World, Acosta's study is strikingly broad in scope. He descr
The darker side of Western modernity : global futures, decolonial options by Walter Mignolo( Book )

11 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During the Renaissance and the Enlightenment, coloniality emerged as a new structure of power as Europeans colonized the Americas and built on the ideas of Western civilization and modernity as the endpoints of historical time and Europe as the center of the world. Walter D. Mignolo argues that coloniality is the darker side of Western modernity, a complex matrix of power that has been created and controlled by Western men and institutions from the Renaissance, when it was driven by Christian theology, through the late twentieth century and the dictates of neoliberalism. This cycle of coloniality is coming to an end. Two main forces are challenging Western leadership in the early twenty-first century. One of these, 'dewesternization, ' is an irreversible shift to the East in struggles over knowledge, economics, and politics. The second force is 'decoloniality.' Mignolo explains that decoloniality requires delinking from the colonial matrix of power underlying Western modernity to imagine and build global futures in which human beings and the natural world are no longer exploited in the relentless quest for wealth accumulation."--Publisher's description
Indigenous and popular thinking in América by Rodolfo Kusch( Book )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A seminal philosophic work that endeavors to identify and recover indigenous styles of thinking--by an Argentine philosopher still almost unknown in the United States
Learning to unlearn : decolonial reflections from Eurasia and the Americas by M. V Tlostanova( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The logic of coloniality and the limits of postcoloniality : colonial studies, postcoloniality, and decoloniality -- Theorizing from the borders; Shifting to the geo- and body politics of knowledge -- Transcultural tricksters in between empires : "suspended" indigenous agency in the non-European Russian/Soviet (ex-)colonies and the decolonial option -- Non-European Soviet ex-colonies and the coloniality of gender, or how to unlearn Western feminism in Eurasian borderlands -- Who speaks for the "human" in human rights? Dispensable and bare lives -- Thinking decolonially : citizenship, knowledge, and the limits of humanity -- Globalization and the geopolitics of knowledge : the role of the humanities in the corporate university
Globalization and the decolonial option by Walter Mignolo( Book )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first book in English profiling the work of a research collective that evolved around the notion of "coloniality", understood as the hidden agenda and the darker side of modernity and whose members are based in South America and the United States. The project called for an understanding of modernity not from modernity itself but from its darker side, coloniality, and proposes the de-colonization of knowledge as an epistemological restitution with political and ethical implications. Epistemic decolonization, or de-coloniality, becomes the horizon to imagine and act toward global futures in which the notion of a political enemy is replaced by intercultural communication and towards an-other rationality that puts life first and that places institutions at its service, rather than the other way around. The volume is profoundly inter- and trans-disciplinary, with authors writing from many intellectual, transdisciplinary, and institutional spaces
On decoloniality : concepts, analytics, praxis by Walter Mignolo( Book )

8 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walter D. Mignolo and Catherine E. Walsh introduce the concept of decoloniality by providing a theoretical overview and discussing concrete examples of decolonial projects in action
Can non-Europeans think? by Hamid Dabashi( Book )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What happens to thinkers who operate outside the European philosophical pedigree? In this powerfully honed polemic, Hamid Dabashi argues that they are invariably marginalised, patronised and misrepresented. Challenging, pugnacious and stylish, Can Non-Europeans Think? forges a new perspective in postcolonial theory by examining how intellectual debate continues to reinforce a colonial regime of knowledge, albeit in a new guise. Based on years of scholarship and activism, this insightful collection of philosophical explorations is certain to unsettle and delight in equal measure.--
Elementos para una teoría del texto literario by Walter Mignolo( Book )

8 editions published in 1978 in Spanish and Catalan and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The anomie of the earth : philosophy, politics, and autonomy in Europe and the Americas by Federico Luisetti( )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

4e de couv.: The contributors to The Anomie of the Earth explore the convergences and resonances between Autonomist Marxism and decolonial thinking. In discussing and rejecting Carl Schmitt's formulation of the nomos-a conceptualization of world order based on the Western tenets of law and property-the authors question the assumption of universal political subjects and look towards politics of the commons divorced from European notions of sovereignty. They contrast European Autonomism with North and South American decolonial and indigenous conceptions of autonomy, discuss the legacies of each, and examine social movements in the Americas and Europe. Beyond orthodox Marxism, their transatlantic exchanges point to the emerging categories disclosed by the collapse of the colonial and capitalist frameworks of Western modernity
Embers of the past : essays in times of decolonization by Javier Sanjinés C.( )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A leading Latin Americanist exhorts scholars to reclaim the indigenous subjectivities still perceived by many as ""not modern"" and excluded from the production, distribution, and organization of knowledge
Teoría del texto e interpretación de textos by Walter Mignolo( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in Spanish and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De la hermenéutica y la semiosis colonial al pensar descolonial by Walter Mignolo( )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teorías literarias en la actualidad( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in Spanish and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The darker side of the Renaissance : literacy, territoriality, and colonization
Rereading the Black Legend : the discourses of religious and racial difference in the Renaissance empiresThe darker side of the Renaissance : literacy, territoriality, and colonizationThe idea of Latin AmericaWriting without words : alternative literacies in Mesoamerica and the AndesNatural and moral history of the IndiesIndigenous and popular thinking in AméricaGlobalization and the decolonial option
Alternative Names
Mignolo, Walter

Mignolo, Walter 1941-

Mignolo, Walter D.

Mignolo Walter D. 1941-....

Walter D. Mignolo argentinischer Literaturwissenschaftler

Walter Mignolo Filósofo y semiótico argentino

Walter Mignolo filosoof uit Argentinië

Wannamaker, Walter D. 1941-

미뇰로, 월터 D. 1941-