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Analysis based on patriarchy is ahistorical and reinforces colonialism – the root cause of gender oppression is solved by the alternative

Lugones, 7

(María, "Heterosexualism and the Colonial/Modern Gender System." Hypatia 22, no. 1 (2007): 187-188, doi:10.1111/j.1527-2001.2007.tb01156.x.)//SDL //DDI13

Aff attempts to solve reinforce oppressive organizations - Feminist theory is entrenched in the colonial gender system

Lugones, 7

(María, "Heterosexualism and the Colonial/Modern Gender System." Hypatia 22, no. 1 (2007): 187-188, doi:10.1111/j.1527-2001.2007.tb01156.x.)//SDL //DDI13
Aff authors ignore colonial gender system – this affirms the global system of power

Lugones, 7

(María, "Heterosexualism and the Colonial/Modern Gender System." Hypatia 22, no. 1 (2007): 187-188, doi:10.1111/j.1527-2001.2007.tb01156.x.)//SDL //DDI13

The foundation of feminist theory is flawed – excluded non-white colonized women and characterized them as animals “without gender”

Lugones, 7. (María, Argentine scholar, philosopher, feminist, and an Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Philosophy, Interpretation, and Culture and of Philosophy and of Women's Studies at Binghamton University, "Heterosexualism and the Colonial/Modern Gender System." Hypatia 22, no. 1 (2007): 202-203, doi:10.1111/j.1527-2001.2007.tb01156.x.)//SDL //DDI13
Postmodernism is rooted in Eurocentric forms of thought—transplanting modernist theory to the Third World is a violent new colonialism

Walter Mignolo, William H. Wannamaker Professor of Literature at Duke University, ’11 [The Darker Side of Western Modernity: Global Futures, Decolonial Options, p. 128] //DDI13


We must delink from European thought

Mignolo (Professor of Literature in Duke University, Joint Appointments in Cultural Anthropology and Romance Studies) 2012

Walter, “Epistemic Disobedience and the Decolonial Option: A Manifesto,” Transmodernity: Journal of Peripheral Cultural Production of the Luso-Hispanic World, 52-53, NDW //DDI13


Post-modernism is a Eurocentric critique of Eurocentrism

Grosfoguel (Associate Professor Ethnic Studies Department, Chicano/Latino Studies) 12

(Ramón, “Decolonizing Western Uni-versalisms: Decolonial Pluri-versalism from Aimé Césaire to the Zapatistas” 2012 http://escholarship.org/uc/item/01w7163v) //DDI13



Postcolonial theory takes for granted a false narrative of modernity that is particularly problematic in the Latin American context—reinscribes racialization, domination, dependence, and euro-modernity itself

Maldonado-Torres 4 [Nelson, ethnic studies department at UC Berkeley, “The topology of being and the geopolitics of knowledge: Modernity, empire, coloniality”, City, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 21-56] //DDI13



Deleuze’s thinking is Eurocentric and colonial

Saldívar 2006 (Saldívar, José David. "Border Thinking, Minoritized Studies, and Realist Interpellations: The Coloniality of Power From Gloria Anzaldúa to Arundhati Roy." In Identity Politics Reconsidered. Edited by Linda Alcoff. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.) //DDI13

Western philosophy is incompatible with decoloniality because it makes euro-centered History the dominating story of the world

Mignolo (Professor of Romance Languages at Duke University) 5

(Walter, “The Idea of Latin America,” pg. Preface) //DDI13



Benevolent leftism fails to account for its Western genealogy, the de-colonial battle is not only against capitalism but all forms of Occidentalist epistemology. A call to the communal avoids universalizing particular struggles that inevitably exclude and erase colonial violence.

Walter Mignolo, Professor of Literature and Romance Studies at Duke University, “The communal and the de-colonial”, Turbulence: Ideas for Movement, No. 5, Decembe4 2009, pg. 30, TB //DDI13

When applied to Latin America, I would get immensely bored if we talked about the Americas specifically all the time and that’s Eurocentric but I would rather talk about Russia which is why I like the Russia DA so whatever).
Zizek’s epistemic racism and thorough embrace of the West must be rejected—perpetuates all underpinnings of modern/coloniality even if it’s a critique of modernity from within the West

Maldonado-Torres 4 [Nelson, ethnic studies department at UC Berkeley, “The topology of being and


Zizek is a Eurocentric racist

Walter Mignolo, Professor of Literature and Romance Studies at Duke University, “The Many Faces of Como-polis: Border Thinking and Critical Cosmopolitanism”, 12(3): 721-748, Fall 2k, TB //DDI13




Any universalizing demands inevitably exclude and contradict, subalterneity is able to question these limits without dominating because of its position as periphery.

Nelson Maldonado-Torres, "Decolonization and the New Identitarian Logics After September 11." Radical Philosophy Review 8, no. 1 (2005): 35-67, TB //DDI13

Radical” democracy is just liberal democracy—it’s rooted squarely in the west

Conway and Singh 11 (Janet, Department of Sociology at Brock University, and Jakeet, Department of Political Science at Uni Toronto, “Radical Democracy in Global Perspective: notes from the pluriverse”, Third World Quarterly, vol. 32, no. 4, pp. 689-706)-jn //DDI13
The aff overemphasizes hegemony which destroys diverse struggle

Conway and Singh 11 (Janet, Department of Sociology at Brock University, and Jakeet, Department of Political Science at Uni Toronto, “Radical Democracy in Global Perspective: notes from the pluriverse”, Third World Quarterly, vol. 32, no. 4, pp. 689-706)-jn //DDI13

That means statism and the construction of a classical liberal nation

Conway and Singh 11 (Janet, Department of Sociology at Brock University, and Jakeet, Department of Political Science at Uni Toronto, “Radical Democracy in Global Perspective: notes from the pluriverse”, Third World Quarterly, vol. 32, no. 4, pp. 689-706)-jn //DDI13



Derrida and Habermas are blind to the colonial difference—their advocacy perpetuates racist geo-politics of modern/coloniality—only our alternative generates the space and radical critique to challenge epistemic and ontological racism—must critique their complicity here and now

Maldonado-Torres 4 [Nelson, ethnic studies department at UC Berkeley, “The topology of being and the geopolitics of knowledge: Modernity, empire, coloniality”, City, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 21-56] //DDI13



Negri’s modernity is the worst kind—ignores racism, sexism, segregation, and genocide across most of the planet

Maldonado-Torres 4 [Nelson, ethnic studies department at UC Berkeley, “The topology of being and the geopolitics of knowledge: Modernity, empire, coloniality”, City, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 21-56] //DDI13



Universalism are rooted in Eurocentric knowledge

Grosfoguel (Associate Professor Ethnic Studies Department, Chicano/Latino Studies) 12

(Ramón, “Decolonizing Western Uni-versalisms: Decolonial Pluri-versalism from Aimé Césaire to the Zapatistas” 2012 http://escholarship.org/uc/item/01w7163v) //DDI13



Marxism is rooted in epistemic racism

Grosfoguel (Associate Professor Ethnic Studies Department, Chicano/Latino Studies) 12

(Ramón, “Decolonizing Western Uni-versalisms: Decolonial Pluri-versalism from Aimé Césaire to the Zapatistas” 2012 http://escholarship.org/uc/item/01w7163v) //DDI13


World-systems theory reinforces Eurocentrism

Maldonado-Torres ‘2 (Nelson, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at Rutgers; “Postimperial Reflections on Crisis, Knowledge, and Utopia,” Review XXV, 3, p227-315) //DDI13
Habermas is wrong—the problem with modernity is rooted in its imperialist conceptions of space and time

Maldonado-Torres 4 [Nelson, ethnic studies department at UC Berkeley, “The topology of being and the geopolitics of knowledge: Modernity, empire, coloniality”, City, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 21-56] //DDI13

Foucault ignores history of colonialism as a foundation to relations between modernity and postmodernity

Mignolo 2000 [Walter, (Post)Occidentalism, (Post)Coloniality, and (Post)Subaltern Rationality, Postmodernism and the Rest of theWorld The Pre-Occupation of Postcolonial studies edited by Fawzia Afzal-Khan and Kalpana Seshadri 111-112] //DDI13

Heidegger’s position is profoundly Eurocentric and racist—dehumanizes other people

Maldonado-Torres 4 (Nelson, ethnic studies department at UC Berkeley, “The topology of being and the geopolitics of knowledge: Modernity, empire, coloniality”, City, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 21-56)-jn //DDI13


Heideggerian philosophy ensures epistemic racial violence against all that is not European and German—we must embrace decolonial thought

Maldonado-Torres 4 (Nelson, ethnic studies department at UC Berkeley, “The topology of being and the geopolitics of knowledge: Modernity, empire, coloniality”, City, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 21-56)-jn //DDI13


Though Heidegger may have subordinated Europe to its own devices, his philosophy is still racist and ideological

Maldonado-Torres 4 (Nelson, ethnic studies department at UC Berkeley, “The topology of being and the geopolitics of knowledge: Modernity, empire, coloniality”, City, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 21-56)-jn //DDI13


Forget Ranciere—he doesn’t consider the global south

Schiwy 11 (Freya, associate professor in the UC Riverside Department of Hispanic Studies, “‘Todos Somos Presidente/We Are All Presidents’: Democracy, culture, and radical politics”, Cultural Studies, Vol. 25, No. 6, November, pp. 729-756)-jn //DDI13


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