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Decoloniality and Western Modernity - A Talk by Walter Mignolo

On March 15, 2018, the Language Research Centre, the Calgary Institute for the Humanities and the Latin American Research Centre hosted Walter Mignolo (Professor, Duke University) who explored decoloniality and modernity. To understand decoloniality and Western modernity requires to understand previously coloniality and Western modernity. In reality there is no Western modernity without Western coloniality. Hence, Western modernity/coloniality has to be explained. On the other hand, there is no modernity that it is not Western modernity. Modernity in glued to Western Civilization (for that is what we mean by Western) and coloniality. Or, to put it differently, modernity/coloniality is the very foundation of Western Civilization. And where does decoloniality fit into the scheme? Modernity/coloniality engenders decoloniality.

If you missed it, you can view Dr. Mignolo's talk here: https://vimeo.com/262855111

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