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  • About the Series  vii
    Acknowledgments  ix
    Colonialism and Its Replicants / Mabel Morana, Enrique Dussel, and Carlos A. Jauregui  1
    Part One. Colonial Encounters, Decolonization, and Cultural Agency  
    America and the Colonizer Question: Two Formative Statements from Early Mexico / Gordon Brotherston  23
    Thinking Europe in Indian Categories, or, "Tell Me the Story of How I Conquered You" / Jose Rabasa  43
    Creole Agencies and the (Post)Colonial Debate in Spanish America / Jose Antonio Mazzotti  77
    Part Two. Rewriting Colonial Difference  
    European Transplants, Amerindian In-laws, African Settlers, Brazilian Creoles: A Unique Colonial and Postcolonial Condition in Latin America / Russell G. Hamilton  113
    Posting Letters: Writing in the Andes and the Paradoxes of the Postcolonial Debate / Sara Castro-Klaren  130
    Unforgotten Gods: Postcoloniality and Representations of Haiti in Antonio Benitez Rojo's "Heaven and Earth"  158
    Part Three. Occidentalism, Globalization, and the Geopolitics of Knowledge  
    Coloniality of Power, Eurocentrism, and Social Classification / Anibal Quijano  181
    The Geopolitics of Knowledge and the Colonial Difference / Walter D. Mignolo  225
    (Post)Coloniality for Dummies: Latin American Perspectives on Modernity, Coloniality, and the Geopolitics of Knowledge / Santiago Castro-Gomez  259
    Remapping Latin American Studies: Postcolonialism, Subaltern Studies, Post-Occidentalism, and Globalization Theory / Eduardo Mendieta  286
    Developmentalism, Modernity, and Dependency Theory in Latin America / Ramon Grosfoguel  307
    Part Four. Religion, Liberation, and The Narratives of Secularism  
    Philosophy of Liberation, the Postmodern Debate, and Latin American Studies  335
    The Historical Meaning of Christianity of Liberation in Latin America / Michael Lowy  350
    Secularism and Religion in the Modern/Colonial World-System: From Secular Postcoloniality to Postsecular Transmodernity / Nelson Maldonado-Torres  360
    Part Five. Comparative (Post)Colonialisms  
    Postcolonial Theory and the Representation of Culture in the Americas / Peter Hulme  388
    Elephants in the Americas? Latin American Postcolonial Studies and Global Decolonization / Fernando Coronil  396
    The Latin American Postcolonialism Debate in a Comparative Context / Amaryll Chanady  417
    Postcolonial Sensibility, Latin America, and the Question of Literature / Roman de la Campa  435
    In the Neocolony: Destiny, Destination, and the Traffic in Meaning / Mary Louise Pratt  459
    Part Six. Postcolonial Ethnicities  
    Peripheral Modernity and Differential Mestizaje in Latin America: Outside Subalternist Postcolonialism / Mario Roberto Morales  479
    (Post)Coloniality in Ecuador: The Indigenous Movement's Practices and Politics of (Re)Signification and Decolonization / Catherine E. Walsh  506
    The Maya movement: Postcolonialism and Cultural Agency / Arturo Arias  519
    Bibliography  539
    Contributors  609
    Index  615
  • Mabel Morana

    José Rabasa

    Sara Castro-Klaren

    Eduardo Mendieta

    Michael Löwy

    Nelson Maldonado-Torres

    Peter Hulme

    Fernando Coronil

    Román de la Campa

    Mary Louise Pratt

    Catherine E. Walsh

    Arturo Arias

    Enriqué Dussel

    Carlos A. Jáuregui

  • “In Coloniality at Large, leading postcolonial literary scholars provide thoughtful and incisive insights into the lasting effects of colonial domination in Latin America.”—Patricia Seed, editor of José Limón and La Malinche: The Dancer and the Dance — N/A

    “Mapping out the current state of a particularly important field of study from an interdisciplinary perspective, Coloniality at Large consists of twenty-three essays by a veritable ‘who’s who’ in Latin American cultural studies.”—Debra A. Castillo, author of Redreaming America: Toward a Bilingual American Culture — N/A

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    Postcolonial theory has developed mainly in the U.S. academy, and it has focused chiefly on nineteenth-century and twentieth-century colonization and decolonization processes in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and the Caribbean. Colonialism in Latin America originated centuries earlier, in the transoceanic adventures from which European modernity itself was born. Coloniality at Large brings together classic and new reflections on the theoretical implications of colonialism in Latin America. By pointing out its particular characteristics, the contributors highlight some of the philosophical and ideological blind spots of contemporary postcolonial theory as they offer a thorough analysis of that theory’s applicability to Latin America’s past and present.

    Written by internationally renowned scholars based in Latin America, the United States, and Europe, the essays reflect multiple disciplinary and ideological perspectives. Some are translated into English for the first time. The collection includes theoretical reflections, literary criticism, and historical and ethnographic case studies focused on Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Brazil, the Andes, and the Caribbean. Contributors examine the relation of Marxist thought, dependency theory, and liberation theology to Latin Americans’ experience of and resistance to coloniality, and they emphasize the critique of Occidentalism and modernity as central to any understanding of the colonial project. Analyzing the many ways that Latin Americans have resisted imperialism and sought emancipation and sovereignty over several centuries, they delve into topics including violence, identity, otherness, memory, heterogeneity, and language. Contributors also explore Latin American intellectuals’ ambivalence about, or objections to, the “post” in postcolonial; to many, globalization and neoliberalism are the contemporary guises of colonialism in Latin America.

    Contributors: Arturo Arias, Gordon Brotherston, Santiago Castro-Gómez, Sara Castro-Klaren,
    Amaryll Chanady, Fernando Coronil, Román de la Campa, Enrique Dussel, Ramón Grosfoguel,
    Russell G. Hamilton, Peter Hulme, Carlos A. Jáuregui, Michael Löwy, Nelson Maldonado-Torres,
    José Antonio Mazzotti, Eduardo Mendieta, Walter D. Mignolo, Mario Roberto Morales, Mabel Moraña, Mary Louise Pratt, Aníbal Quijano, José Rabasa, Elzbieta Sklodowska, Catherine E. Walsh

    About The Author(s)

    Mabel Moraña is the William H. Gass Professor in Arts and Sciences and Director of the Latin American Studies Program at Washington University, St. Louis.

    Enrique Dussel is Professor of Ethics at the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Iztapalapa and a member of the Faculty of Philosophy at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.

    Carlos A. Jáuregui is Associate Professor of Spanish and Anthropology at Vanderbilt University.

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