Decolonizing epistemologies: Latina/o theology and philosophy

Ada María Isasi-Díaz, Eduardo Mendieta

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Abstract

This anthology gathers the work of three generations of Latina/o theologians and philosopher who have taken up the task of decolonizing epistemology by transforming their respective disciplines from the standpoint liberation thought and of what has been called the "decolonial turn" in social theory, theology, and philosophy. At the heart of this collection is the unveiling of subjugated knowledge elaborated by Latina/o scholars who take seriously their social location and that of their communities of accountability and how these impact the development of a different episteme. Refusing to continue to allow to be made invisible by the dominant discourse, this group of scholars show the unsuspecting and original ways in which Latina/o social and historical loci in the US are generative places for the creation of new matrixes of knowledge. The book articulates a new point of departure for the self-understanding of Latina/os, for other marginalized and oppress groups, and for all those seeking to engage the move beyond coloniality as it continues to be present in this age of globalization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherFordham University Press
Number of pages321
ISBN (Print)9780823241361
StatePublished - 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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