On Decoloniality

On Decoloniality

Concepts, Analytics, Praxis

On Decoloniality

by Walter D. Mignolo and Catherine E. Walsh

Published by: Duke University Press Books

304 pages, 152.00 x 229.00 mm

  • ISBN: 9780822371090
  • Published: June 2018


In On Decoloniality Walter D. Mignolo and Catherine E. Walsh explore the hidden forces of the colonial matrix of power, its origination, transformation, and current presence, while asking the crucial questions of decoloniality's how, what, why, with whom, and what for. Interweaving theory-praxis with local histories and perspectives of struggle, they illustrate the conceptual and analytic dynamism of decolonial ways of living and thinking, as well as the creative force of resistance and re-existence. This book speaks to the urgency of these times, encourages delinkings from the colonial matrix of power and its "universals" of Western modernity and global capitalism, and engages with arguments and struggles for dignity and life against death, destruction, and civilizational despair.