Talk:Decoloniality

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Origin of article[edit]

I wrote this entry. It is a synthesis of information found in the listed references. It is not filled with my opinions. It is not copied and pasted from a thesis. It is created entirely for the purpose of introducing the term to the wikisphere, and distinguishing the term from others which are often conflated with decoloniality.

I did not make up the term. "Decoloniality" and decolonial studies are widely recognized in ethnic studies discourse. A simple search of Decoloniality on Google verifies it isn't made up.

Decolonial is no more "tendentious" or impartial than the terms Eurocentrism, racism, or post-colonialism. To argue that it "runs entirely afoul" of wikipedia's impartiality standard is to argue that any entry based on critical theory should not be so critical. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Nlsilva (talkcontribs) 22:14, 7 June 2013 (UTC)

Wrong approach[edit]

As it stands now this entry is wholly inappropiate for the WP. It fails to explain cleary what the subject is all about, it is more of an essay than a neutral description, and seems to be written by somebody with a chip on their shoulders, more interested in picking bones than anything else. WP is not (or should not) be a forum for settling scores. --189.130.235.144 (talk) 16:04, 2 February 2016 (UTC)

I would disagree with this. I find that the author does a thorough job in analyzing what decoloniality without being bias or imposing his own opinions. The author stated that decoloniality is "It has been described as consisting of analytic and practical “options confronting and delinking from [...] the colonial matrix of power”". The colonial matrix of power, a term coined by Walter Mignolo is an important term to note when discussing decoloniality. This entry recognizes that decoloniality is about the social, economic and political separation from western civilization and/or european hegemonic powers. Moreover, the author ensures to indicate that decoloniality is not to be confused with post colonialism, decolonization and post modernity. To enhance this entry, a further in depth analysis of the colonial matrix of power would be important as it would provide readers with little to no knowledge of decoloniality information as to how it can be understood.

Forbiddenanalysis (talk) 15:35, 16 October 2017 (UTC)ForbiddenAnalysis