Walter D. Mignolo is William H. Wannamaker Professor of Romance Studies in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Literature at Duke University and is the author and editor of several books, including The Darker Side of Western Modernity: Global Futures, Decolonial Options, also published by Duke University Press.
Catherine E. Walsh is Senior Professor in the Area of Humanities and Cultural Studies at the Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar in Ecuador and the author and editor of numerous books, most recently, Pedagogías decoloniales: Prácticas insurgentes de resistir, (re)existir y (re)vivir, Tomo II.
I. Decoloniality In/As Praxis / Catherine E. Walsh
1. The Decolonial For: Resurgences, Shifts, and Movements 15
2. Insurgency and Decolonial Prospect, Praxis, and Project 33
3. Interculturality and Decoloniality 57
4. On Decolonial Dangers, Decolonial Cracks, and Decolonial Pedagogies Rising 81
Conclusion: Sowing and Growing Decoloniality in/as Praxis: Some Final Thoughts 99
II. The Decolonial Option / Walter D. Mignolo
5. What Does It Mean to Decolonize? 105
6. The Conceptual Triad: Modernity/Coloniality/Decoloniality 135
7. The Invention of the Human and the Three Pillars of the Colonial Matrix of Power (Racism, Sexism, and Nature) 153
8. Colonial/Imperial Differences: Classifying and Inventing Global Orders of Lands, Seas, and Living Organisms 177
9. Eurocentrism and Coloniality: The Question of the Totality of Knowledge 194
10. Decoloniality Is an Option, Not a Mission 211
Concluding Remarks: Colonial Wounds, Decolonial Healings, Re-existences, Resurgences 227