The Darker Side of the Renaissance: Literacy, Territoriality, and Colonization

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Written over the scope of 20 years of research, Mignolo argues that European colonizers used writing technologies (like the alphabet) as a weapon of war in Mesoamerica, with subsequent political and cultural projects in the Enlightenment serving to reinforce literacy-based class divisions as an extension of European political power.

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Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 2012.

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10/05/2017

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Mignolo, Walter, “The Darker Side of the Renaissance: Literacy, Territoriality, and Colonization,” Legacies of the Enlightenment, accessed October 17, 2018, http://enlightenmentlegacies.org/items/show/158.