Walter Mignolo on Spirit Return to the East: The Racial Distribution of Capital and Knowledge

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WISER (in collaboration with CISA and the Faculty of Humanities) is delighted to host a talk by Walter Mignolo:

Spirit Return to the East: The Racial Distribution of Capital and Knowledge

Thursday August 8 at 2pm
The Seminar Room, WISER, 6th Floor of Richard Ward on the Wits Main Campus

Walter D. Mignolo is William H. Wannamaker Distinguished Professor and Director of the Center for Global Studies and the Humanities at Duke University. He has been working for the past 25 years on the formation and transformation of the modern/colonial world system and on the idea of Western Civilization. Among his major works are The Darker Side of The Renaissance: Literacy, Territoriality and Colonization (1995), which received the Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize from the Modern Languages Association of America in 1996. The book is now being translated into Chinese. Local Histories / Global Designs: Coloniality, Subaltern Knowledge and Border Thinking (2000) was translated into Spanish and Portuguese and now is being translated into Korean. The Idea of Latin America (2005) received the Frantz Fanon Award from the Caribbean Philosophical Association in 2006, and has been translated into Spanish, Korean and Italian. His most recent book, The Darker Side of Western Modernity: Global Futures, Decolonial Options was released in December of 2011.

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