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Coloniality of power
The racial axis has a colonial origin and character, but it has proven to be more durable and stable than the colonialism in whose matrix it was established. Therefore, the model of power that is globally hegemonic today presupposes an element of coloniality.
In what follows, my primary aim is to open up some of the theoretically necessary questions about the powwr of coloniality of power regarding the history of Latin America. The conquistadors assumed this idea as the constitutive, founding element of the relations of domination that the conquest imposed. On [End Page ] this basis, the population of America, and later the world, was classified within the new model of power.
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The other process was the constitution of a new structure of control of labor and its resources and products. This new structure was an articulation of all historically known previous structures of control of labor, slavery, serfdom, small independent commodity production and reciprocity, together around and upon the basis of capital and the world market.
The idea of race, ot its modern meaning, does not have a known history before the colonization of America. Perhaps it originated in reference to the phenotypic differences between conquerors and conquered.
Social relations founded on the category of race produced new historical social identities coooniality America—Indians, blacks, and mestizos—and redefined others.
Terms such as Spanish and Portugueseand much later Europeanwhich until then indicated only geographic origin or country of origin, acquired from then on a racial connotation in reference to the new identities.
Insofar as the social relations that were being configured were relations of domination, such identities were considered constitutive of the hierarchies, places, and corresponding social roles, and consequently of the model of colonial domination that was being imposed.
In other words, race and racial identity were established as instruments of basic social classification. As time went by, the colonizers codified the phenotypic trait of the colonized as color, and they assumed it as the emblematic characteristic of racial category. That category was probably initially established in the area of Anglo-America.
There so-called blacks were not only the most important exploited group, since the principal part of the economy rested on their labor; they were, above all, the most important colonized race, since Indians were not part of that colonial society. In America, the idea of race was a way of granting legitimacy to the relations of domination imposed by the conquest. After the colonization of America and the expansion of European colonialism to the rest of the world, the subsequent constitution of Europe as a new id -entity needed the elaboration of a Eurocentric perspective Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.
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Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: A Mental Category of Modernity The idea of race, in its modern meaning, does not have a known jn before the colonization of America.
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