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Goikolea-Amiano, Itzea (2020) 'Historizar para decolonizar.' Ayer. Revista de Historia Contemporánea, 117. p. 1407.

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Abstract

This article focuses on the so-called «decolonial epistemic turn» which developed in the last two decades in Latin America and which has recently inspired works on Islamic issues in western Europe. I focus on the historical genealogies and concepts which underlie the decolonial approach, and I suggest an alternative framework whereby the (post)colonial is not conceived as a metropolitan creation exported to the colonies. I claim historicising and grounding (decolonial) theory in proposals related to the specific ways in which structures operate in the concrete historical and spatial coordinates of a world which, albeit globalised, is far from being homogeneous; and albeit conditioned by different power axes, is not predetermined by such oppression nor has it exhausted its agency, resistance, and creativity.

Item Type: Journal Article
SOAS Departments & Centres: School Research Centres > Centre for Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies
ISSN: 1134-2277
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2019 07:58
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/31586
Funders: European Union

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