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Decolonizing Epistemologies: Latina/o Theology and Philosophy

Author: Isasi-Diaz, Ada Maria
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Pub Date: 01/11/2011
ISBN: 9780823241361
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Quick overview Proceedings of a colloquium, the 8th in a series of colloquia, held in 2008 at the Theological School of Drew University.
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Decolonizing Epistemologies builds upon the contributions of liberation and postcolonial theories in both philosophy and theology. Gathering the work of three generations of Latina/o theologians and philosophers

who have taken up the task of transforming their respective disciplines, it seeks to facilitate the emergence of new knowledge by reflecting on the Latina/o reality in the United States as an epistemic locus: a place from which to start as well as the source of what is known and how it is known.


The task of elaborating a liberation and decolonial epistemology emerges from the questions and concerns of Latina/os as a minoritized and marginalized group. Refusing to be rendered invisible by the dominant discourse, the contributors to this volume show the unexpected and original ways in which U.S. Latina/o social and

historical loci are generative places for the creation of new matrices of knowledge.


Because the Latina/o reality is intrinsically connected with that of other oppressed groups, the volume articulates a new point of departure for the self-understanding not only of Latina/os but also possibly for other marginalized and oppressed groups, and for all those seeking to engage in the move beyond coloniality

as it is present in this age of globalization.

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