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Stained epistemologies: the ch'ixi thought as a decolonization proposal

Grant number: 17/17046-4
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2018
Effective date (End): February 28, 2019
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Anthropology
Cooperation agreement: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal researcher:Artionka Manuela Goes Capiberibe
Grantee:Chryslen Mayra Barbosa Gonçalves
Home Institution: Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas (IFCH). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil


In the last decades, some critiques became evident in the field of Human Sciences through the analysis of colonial antinomy historically built upon determined spaces, therefore authors formed the asian group of Subaltern Studies based on western authors such as Foucault, Derrida and Deleuze, named as postcolonial. Understanding the critiques and demands subsequently created by the postcolonial, some authors, specially linked to the latin-american Social Sciences, began the group of thought known as Modernidad/Colonialidad conceiving the Decolonial category as a proposal of a latin-american thought opposed to the historical imposition of a unique and universal epistemology, the western one. In dialogue with this discussion the Aymara sociologist Silvia Rivera Cusicanqui structures a anti-colonial analysis emphasizing ruptures with the postcolonial authors and the Decolonial thought, based upon latin-american indigenous authors and movements to the consolidation of a decolonised proposal, the ch'ixi thought, proposition operationalised by the author and other subjects in "Tambo: colectivo ch'ixi", a space constructed and self-organized in the city of La Paz. Thus, this research aims to investigate how the ch'ixi is perceived as a possibility of a thought that enables a dialogue between epistemologies. (AU)

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