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Polis (Santiago)

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MAZORCO IRURETA, Graciela. Decolonization in Pachakutik times. Polis [online]. 2010, vol.9, n.27, pp.219-242. ISSN 0718-6568.

We live at a time-space of transformation: the Pachakutik of the Andeans. Occidental intellectuals and indigenous peoples demand a paradigmatic change to grant viability to the survival of the human species. Decolonization presents itself as a process of deconstructing the alienation and subordination of the human being, while simultaneously constructing an autonomous and active individual to edify "a different possible world". Here we analyze the risk of recolonization inserted into the visions proper to decolonization, thus reproducing the ethnocentric dichotomies between colonizers and colonized, or between indigenous and occidental people, empowering the codes that recolonize us on a daily matter. We affirm that decolonization must be sustained in a new philosophical paradigm -whose basis we propose in this document-, that responds to an alternative Cosmo vision that provides a new language, because any thought formulated in the same discursive codes that colonize humanity daily, will be functional to the model of humanity and life that colonization has imposed.

Palabras clave : post modernism; interculturalism; colonialism of power; decolonization; subalternity.

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