This article traces and explores the poetic meaning and epistemic possibilities of the term relation based on Édouard Glissant's Treatise on the All-World, assumed as a contribution of Afro-Antillean thought to the project of the decolonial turn in Latin American intercultural studies. In a first moment, the operative features and contours of the relational identity are identified from the following reading keys: imagery, poetics and rhetoric, spirituality and ethics, politics and epistemics. In the second moment, the most relevant connections and implications for the Andean context are identified. From the exploration, it emerges that Glissant's Afro-Caribbean thought contributes to generate powerful discursive possibilities to enrich open identities in their difference and epistemic practices without identity walls or uniformising illusions. Finally, Glissant's contribution offers search spaces to Andean social movements to enrich their identity practices as a relationship, beyond essentialisms and the pretension of a single root.
|Translated title of the contribution
|The Relationship: Epistemic Guideline of the Decoloniality of Knowledge from Afro-Antillean Thought. The Contours of the Concept in Édouard Glissant's Treatise on the All-world (1928-2011)
|Number of pages
|Published - 31 Dec 2016
- Afro-Antillean Thought
CACES Knowledge Areas
- 413A Social and Cultural Studies