The Darker Side of Western Modernity
Global Futures, Decolonial Options
A new and more concrete understanding of the inseparability of colonialism and modernity that also explores how the rhetoric of modernity disguises the logic of coloniality and how this rhetoric has been instrumental in establishing capitalism as the econ
Walter D. Mignolo is Director of the Institute for Global Studies in Humanities, William H. Wannamaker Professor of Literature and Romance Studies, and Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Duke University. He is the author of "The Idea of Latin America"; "Local Histories/Global Designs: Coloniality, Subaltern Knowledges, and Border Thinking"; and "The Darker Side of The Renaissance: Literacy, Territoriality and Colonization "and a co-editor of "Rereading the Black Legend: The Discourses of Religious and Racial Difference in the Renaissance Empires."