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The Resource The darker side of the Renaissance : literacy, territoriality, and colonization, Walter D. Mignolo

The darker side of the Renaissance : literacy, territoriality, and colonization, Walter D. Mignolo

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The darker side of the Renaissance : literacy, territoriality, and colonization
Title
The darker side of the Renaissance
Title remainder
literacy, territoriality, and colonization
Statement of responsibility
Walter D. Mignolo
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Darker Side of the Renaissance weaves together literature, semiotics, history, historiography, cartography, and cultural theory to examine the role of language in the colonization of the New World. Exploring the many connections among writing, social organization, and political control, including how alphabetic writing is linked with the exercise of power, Walter D. Mignolo claims that European forms of literacy were at the heart of New World colonization. It has long been acknowledged that Amerindians were at a disadvantage in facing European invaders because native cultures did not employ the same kind of texts (hence "knowledge") that the Europeans valued. Yet no one but Mignolo has so thoroughly examined either the process or the implications of conquest and destruction through language. The book continues to challenge commonplace understandings of New World history and to stimulate new colonial and postcolonial scholarship."--
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Mignolo, Walter
Dewey number
940.21
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • indexes
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Indians
  • Renaissance
  • Language and history
  • Indians
  • Writing
  • Cartography
  • Latin America
  • Latin America
  • Latin America
Label
The darker side of the Renaissance : literacy, territoriality, and colonization, Walter D. Mignolo
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 385-413) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : On describing ourselves describing ourselves : comparatism, differences, and pluritopic hermeneutics -- 1. Nebrija in the new world : Renaissance philosophy of language and the spread of western literacy -- 2. The materiality of reading and writing cultures : the chain of sounds, graphic signs, and sign carriers -- 3. Record keeping without letters and writing histories of people wiithout history -- 4. Genres as social practices : histories, Enkyclopaideias, and the limits of knowledge and understanding -- 5. The movable center : ethnicity, geometric projections, and coexisting territorialities -- 6. Putting the Americas on the map : cartography and the colonization of space -- Afterword : On modernity, colonization, and the rise of occidentalism
Control code
ocm51964853
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
2nd edition
Extent
xxii, 463 pages
Isbn
9780472089314
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)51964853
Label
The darker side of the Renaissance : literacy, territoriality, and colonization, Walter D. Mignolo
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 385-413) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : On describing ourselves describing ourselves : comparatism, differences, and pluritopic hermeneutics -- 1. Nebrija in the new world : Renaissance philosophy of language and the spread of western literacy -- 2. The materiality of reading and writing cultures : the chain of sounds, graphic signs, and sign carriers -- 3. Record keeping without letters and writing histories of people wiithout history -- 4. Genres as social practices : histories, Enkyclopaideias, and the limits of knowledge and understanding -- 5. The movable center : ethnicity, geometric projections, and coexisting territorialities -- 6. Putting the Americas on the map : cartography and the colonization of space -- Afterword : On modernity, colonization, and the rise of occidentalism
Control code
ocm51964853
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
2nd edition
Extent
xxii, 463 pages
Isbn
9780472089314
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)51964853

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