Complex communication and decolonial struggles: The forging of deep coalitions through emotional echoing and resistant imaginations

José Medina*

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Abstract

This article elucidates and expands on María Lugones’s account of complex communication across liminal sites as the basis for deep coalitions among oppressed groups. The analysis underscores the crucial role that emotions and resistant imaginations play in complex communication and world-traveling across liminal sites. In particular, it focuses on the role of emotional echoing and epistemic activism in complex forms of communication among oppressed subjects. It elucidates Gloria Anzaldúa’s storytelling and Doris Salcedo’s visual art as exemplary forms of epistemic activism that issue coalitional gestures and critical provocations that can wake people up from their epistemic slumbers and instigate forms of complex communication that can create new possibilities for coalitional politics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)212-236
Number of pages25
JournalCritical Philosophy of Race
Volume8
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020

Keywords

  • Coalitional politics
  • Complex communication
  • Emotional echoing
  • Epistemic activism
  • Resistant imaginations
  • World-traveling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anthropology
  • Philosophy

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