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Preface and Acknowledgments Introduction On Gnosis and the Imaginary of the Modern/Colonial World System PART ONE: IN SEARCH OF AN OTHER LOGIC Border Thinking and the Colonial Difference PART TWO: I AM WHERE I THINK: THE GEOPOLITICS OF KNOWLEDGE AND COLONIAL EPISTEMIC DIFFERENCES Post-Occidental Reason: The Crisis of Occidentalism and the Emergenc(y)e of Border Thinking Human Understanding and Local Interests: Occidentalism and the (Latin) American Argument Are Subaltern Studies Postmodern or Postcolonial? The Politics and Sensibilities of Geohistorical Locations PART THREE: SUBALTERNITY AND THE COLONIAL DIFFERENCE: LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND KNOWLEDGES "An Other Tongue": Linguistics Maps, Literary Geographies, Cultural Landscapes Bilanguaging Love: Thinking in between Languages Globalization/Mundializacion: Civilizing Processes and the Relocation of Languages and Knowledges Afterword An Other Tongue, An Other Thinking, An Other Logic Bibliography Index

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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".

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"Postmodernism would remain Eurocentric without a counteracting postcoloniality--without the subaltern rationality that Mignolo sees emerging at the border of modernity/coloniality."--Barry Allen, Common Knowledge

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