A DECOLONIAL EPISTEMOLOGY IN TWO TEXTS FROM MAPUCHE THOUGHT: REWRITING INTERCULTURALITY

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Maldonado Rivera, Claudio
del Valle Rojas, Carlos
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CHUNGARA-REVISTA DE ANTROPOLOGIA CHILENA,Vol.48,319-329,2016
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This work focuses on decolonial epistemologies as antagonistic practices to the state of ( inter) cultural relationships that were imposed by coloniality. Based on a semiotic analysis applied to two texts from Mapuche thought, we propose the decolonial epistemic dimension as fundamental in its configuration of senses, understanding that they are systems of knowledge in opposition to the forms of domination from the modern-colonial world exerted to the detriment of the mapuche people. Finally, we suggest that these types of epistemology can contribute to rewriting interculturality by building a new frame of human coexistence.
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