Get this from a library! Colonialidad del poder, eurocentrismo y América Latina. [ Aníbal Quijano]. Eurocentrism, and Latin America. Aníbal Quijano has expertise in Political Science and History. Publication Preview. Colonialidad del poder, eurocentrismo. En América Latina y en el Caribe, desde siempre en su historia, está planteado un conflicto entre tendencias que se dirigen hacia una reoriginalización cultural.

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The re-privatization of public spaces, mainly the State; colnialidad. This tendency already began since the end of the second world war as a result of the global repudiation regarding the atrocities of national-socialism and Japanese military authoritarianism.

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It is this historical context, where it is necessary to locate the whole debate and elaboration of the proposition of Bien Vivir. For the purpose of the present debate, it might be useful to cite only the most important ones.

anubal Such a discovery implies necessarily that one cannot defend human life on earth without defending at the same time and in the same movement the conditions of the very life on earth. It would make no sense, though, to wait for this historically heterogeneous population, which composes the overwhelmingly vast majority of the world, to produce or to take over a universal, homogenous historical imaginary colonialdiad an alternative to the Global Coloniality of Power.

The extreme and increasing social polarization of the world population. It will be necessary to demarcate the alternatives, as well as in Latin-American Spanish, as in the most common variants of Quechua in South America and in Aymara. This relationship implied, on the one hand, a reduction of the need for living and individual work force and consequently for paid labor as structurally inherent to capital in that new period.


It has been translated with the permission of the author. Such aggravation of conflictivity, fundamtentalisms and violence, coupled with the growing and extreme social polarization of the world population, causes the resistance itself to produce a new conflict model. An updated version in: But neither its historical-structural dependency in the Global Coloniality of Power, nor the modes of exploitation and domination inherent to this power model have been eradicated or sufficiently altered in order to make space for a democratic anjbal and management of the State, nor its resources of production, nor the distribution and appropriation of the product.

With its imposition, today we are killing each other and destroying our common home.

Modernidad, Identidad y Utopía en América Latina

The differences cannot be merely linguistical but rather conceptual. This model of power is still globally hegemonic today, but also in its deepest and most existential crisis since its constitution for not much more than years. The Abya Yala Chapter.

The egalitarian redistribution of resources dell products, tangible and intangible, of the world between the world population; f.

We are then deep within a historical process of a complete reconfiguration of the Global Coloniality of Power, the hegemonic power model of the planet. Alternautas Re Searching Development: The extreme and increasing social polarization of the world population; 4.

In that way, the defense of human life and its conditions on the planet becomes the new sense for resistance struggles for an enormous majority of the world population.

“Bien Vivir” – Between “Development” and the De/Coloniality of Power — Alternautas

The mercantilization of subjectivity and life experiences of individuals, mainly of coloniaalidad. The danger of sighing while looking up. Universidad Ricardo PalmaNr. The central tendencies of that process consist, in a brief overview, in: Since the end of the 20th century, a growing proportion of the victims of that power model began to resist these tendencies in virtually the whole world. In other words, the new historical horizon of podr is emerging in all its historical-structural heterogeneity.


Here you can check our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Please link to source. Contrarily, it would be much harder to explain the successful alliance of both modes of domination to overthrow most of all juvenile movements be that in Paris, New York, Berlin, Rome, Jakarta, Tlatelolco or Shanghai and Prague. Consequently, neither the differences nor the identities will be any longer a source or argument for the social inequality of individuals; c.

In that way and despite their rivalry, both modes of domination, exploitation and conflict converged in a repressive antagonism of the new movements of and in society, particularly regarding the social ethic of labor, gender, subjectivity and collective authority.

Until now, power seems to have been, in all known history, not only a phenomenon of all long-term social forms of existence, but particularly the main motivation of the historical collective conduct of the species. This text has originally been published in Ecuador Debate QuitoNr.

It is pertinent to summarize those:.