Darker Side of the Renaissance Literacy, Territoriality, and Colonization

ISBN-10: 0472089315

ISBN-13: 9780472089314

Edition: 2nd 2003

Authors: Walter D. Mignolo

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This work weaves together literature, semiotics, history, historiograsphy, cartography and cultural theory to examines the role of language in the colonization of the New World.
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List price: $33.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 10/7/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 488
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

Walter D. Mignolo is the William H. Wannamaker Distinguished Professor and director of the Center for Global Studies and the Humanities at Duke University. This book is the third of a trilogy that includes "The Darker Side of the Renaissance: Literacy, Territoriality, and Colonization" and "The Darker Side of Western Modernity: Global Futures, Decolonial Options". He is also the author of "The Idea of Latin America".

Introduction: On Describing Ourselves Describing Ourselves: Comparatism, Differences, and Pluritopic Hermeneutics
The Colonization of Languages
Nebrija in the New World: Renaissance Philosophy of Language and the Spread of Western Literacy
The Materiality of Reading and Writing Cultures: The Chain of Sounds, Graphic Signs, and Sign Carriers
The Colonization of Memory
Record Keeping without Letters and Writing Histories of People without History
Genres as Social Practices: Histories, Enkyclopaideias, and the Limits of Knowledge and Understanding
The Colonization of Space
The Movable Center: Ethnicity, Geometric Projections, and Coexisting Territorialities
Putting the Americas on the Map: Cartography and the Colonization of Space
Afterword: On Modernity, Colonization, and the Rise of Occidentalism
Second Thoughts on The Darker Side of the Renaissance: Afterword to the Second Edition
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