Theorizing from the borders: Shifting to geo- and body-politics of knowledge

'Borders' will be in the twenty-first century what 'frontiers' where in the nineteenth. Frontiers were conceived as the line indicating the last point in the relentless march of civilization. On the one side of the frontiers was civilization; on the other, nothing; just barbarism or emptiness. The march of civilization and the idea of the frontiers created a geographic and body-graphic divide. Certain areas of the planet were designated as the location of the barbarians, and since the eighteenth century, of the primitives. In one stroke, bodies were classified and assigned a given place on the planet. But who had the authority to enact such a classification, and what was the logic of that classification? Furthermore, the classification of the world by region, and the link established between regions and people inhabiting them, was parallel to the march of civilization and companions of it: on the other side of the epistemic frontiers, people do not think or theorize; hence, one of the reasons they were considered barbarians. Copyright © 2006 Sage Publications.

Авторы
Mignolo W.D.1, 3 , Tlostanova M.V. 2, 4, 5
Редакторы
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Издательство
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Номер выпуска
3
Язык
Английский
Страницы
205-221
Статус
Опубликовано
Подразделение
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Номер
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Том
41
Год
2006
Организации
  • 1 Duke University, NC, United States
  • 2 Peoples' Friendship University of Russia, Moscow, Russian Federation
  • 3 Department of Romance Studies, Duke University, 224 John Hope Franklin Center, Durham, NC 27708, United States
  • 4 Department of Theory and History of Culture, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, People's Friendship University of Russia, Moscow, Russian Federation
  • 5 Department of Theory and History of Culture, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, People's Friendship University of Russia, Miklukho-Maklaya Street 6, 117198 Moscow, Russian Federation
Ключевые слова
De-colonial thinking; Epistemic shift; Geo-body politics of knowledge; Imperial/colonial epistemic differences; Theo-ego politics of knowledge
Дата создания
19.10.2018
Дата изменения
19.10.2018
Постоянная ссылка
https://repository.rudn.ru/ru/records/article/record/3364/