The Jargon of Decoloniality. A Criticism of Walter Mignolos Writings

Neil Larsen

First published in Catalyst, Vol 6, No 2, Summer 2022

Calls to “decolonize” academic production may invoke progressive anti-Eurocentrism, but the theory of decoloniality identified with works by Walter Mignolo only trades in the most objectionable aspects of identity politics. Cloaked in an impenetrable jargon, decoloniality dehistoricizes and culturalizes colonialism, promoting some odious autocracies along the way.

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