Colonialismo como violência: a “missão civilizadora” de Portugal em Moçambique

Revista Crítica de Ciências Sociais. 2018;:115-140 DOI 10.4000/rccs.7741


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Journal Title: Revista Crítica de Ciências Sociais

ISSN: 0254-1106 (Print); 2182-7435 (Online)

Publisher: Centro de Estudos Sociais da Universidade de Coimbra

LCC Subject Category: Social Sciences: Social sciences (General)

Country of publisher: Portugal

Language of fulltext: Spanish, English, Portuguese

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Maria Paula Meneses


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Time From Submission to Publication: 24 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

Colonialism, as a system of denial of human dignity for many people in the world, represents an immense space-time of suffering, oppression, and resistance, symbolizing what is nowadays termed the global South. This article, which focuses on an analysis of modern colonialism, is structured around three axes. The first examines the epistemic project underlying colonization, explaining how abysmal thought is central to modern Eurocentric rationality. The second moment of analysis studies the legitimating logics of the political and epistemic action of the colonial project in Mozambique. This part is fundamental to understanding the ruptures and continuities between the colony and the independent State that is Mozambique today. In the final part, some indications are discussed, offering insights into an epistemic decolonization of the global South.