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GROSFOGUEL, Ramón. Dilemmas of United States Ethnic Studies: Identitarian Multiculturalism, Disciplinary Colonialization and Decolonial Epistemologies. univ.humanist. [online]. 2007, n.63, pp. 35-48. ISSN 0120-4807.
Ethnic studies in the United States were academic areas conquered by the fights of racial minorities on the inside of the empire in the decades of the 1960s and 1970s; since their foundation these studies have been attacked because of their eurocentricity. This field of knowledge has made fundamental contributions to the understanding of racial, sexual and gender discrimination. Today there is a debate inside of ethnic studies that might be relevant to other countries as well. On the other hand, ethnic studies are conflicted between interdisciplinary studies; meaning colonized studies of eurocentristic academic disciplines and decolonial studies focused on transdisciplinarity, decolonialization and transmodernity. In this article, the debate inside the United States ethnic studies is discussed in detail, along with its consequences for the decolonialization of knowledge.
Palavras-chave : ethnic studies; decolonial; epistemic racism.