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Decolonizing EpistemologiesLatina/o Theology and Philosophy$
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Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz and Eduardo Mendieta

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780823241354

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823241354.001.0001

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Mujerista Discourse: A Platform for Latinas' Subjugated Knowledge

Mujerista Discourse: A Platform for Latinas' Subjugated Knowledge

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(p.44) Mujerista Discourse: A Platform for Latinas' Subjugated Knowledge
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Decolonizing Epistemologies
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Ada María Isasi-Díaz

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823241354.003.0003

Ada María Isasi-Díaz calls on Latina/o scholars to turn to grassroots Latino communities as the source for decolonial/liberation epistemologies. She answers her own call in this essay by describing lo cotidiano, the everyday, a key concept of mujerista thinking. She takes lo cotidiano to be an ethical space in which grassroots Latinas enact their autonomy by taking decisions and putting them into play. This ethical and moral horizon of personhood is drawn in contrast to that of the dominant group, which tends to show lack of reflexivity and ignorance of how its everyday impinges on lo cotidiano of the majority of the world. The author links the importance of lo cotidiano to the option for the poor, which she contrasts with the so-called “preferential option”. The essay concludes with theological reflections on Latinas as the locus theologicus for mujerista theology and with the assertion that God's love for the rich is an appeal to stop exploiting and oppressing the poor.

Keywords:   Lo cotidiano, option for the impoverished and oppressed, option, mujerista, Latina theology, locus theologicus

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