“This book is the definitive collection of philosophical and theological voices grounded in the most significant yet overlooked sources in American life—Latina/o doings and sufferings. We - —Cornel West
owe Ada María Isasi-Díaz and Eduardo Mendieta a deep debt for unleashing these profound and powerful essays into the world!”
“Finally, a liberating book of essays that demonstrates with verve and nerve that - —David Carrasco, Harvard Divinity School
the flourishing of life in our Americas is intimately tied up with a flourishing of new thought.
Confronting the long and vicious tradition of lies about Latina/o history and knowledge, these
terrific essays present not only the visions of the poor but also the hopes of interracial friendships
and thinking, and the unheard voices that are still speaking the truth to us. ¡Qué Viva Decolonizing Epistemologies!”
“This text brings together - —Mario Saenz, Le Moyne College
established and up-and-coming figures of Latino/Latina/Latin American philosophy and theology to develop a critique of colonized epistemologies, as well as take the first fundamental steps toward decolonized ways of knowing and thinking. Critical theory, phenomenology, and transphenomenological reflections from hitherto suppressed ways of thinking are represented in this book. The set of essays in this text will be a trailblazer in the development of an epistemology of the philosophy of ‘Our América.’”
“Twenty-first-century ‘de-colonization’ is a promise of egalitarian modes of ethics, justice, and democracy. This book provides one instantiation of that promise. Here, routes are mapped for reconnecting continents, peoples, cultures, and being. Each chapter experiments with transdisciplinary, postcontinental methods for linking the human, social, and natural sciences. In this book, imperialist, exploitative cultural - —Chela Sandoval, author of Methodology of the Oppressed andPerforming the U.S. [email protected] Borderland
forms are disturbed and transformed, because now they must pass through the ‘ethnic studies turn.’”
“The outstanding significance of this book emerges from the fact that the increasing centrality of Latino populations in the United States is transforming the political, economic, and cultural selfperception - —Oscar Guardiola-Rivera, author of What If Latin America Ruled the World?
of the United States. The new face of America is now a reality. Its unfolding will be the most important story of the next fifty years. If you want a glimpse of the future, you must read this book!”
In this collection, a diverse group of Latina/o philosophers and theologians raise a sustained challenge to entrenched conceptions of what counts as knowledge, while offering a wealth of information on a range of Latina/o ideals of social justice and their epistemic repercussions. - —Ofelia Schutte, University of South Florida, Tampa