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TONIAL, Felipe Augusto Leques; MAHEIRIE, Kátia  y  GARCIA JR, Carlos Alberto Severo. Fighting against coloniality: limits and definitions. Rev. Psicol. UNESP [online]. 2017, vol.16, n.1, pp. 18-26. ISSN 1984-9044.

Coloniality, being part of the civilizational project of modernity, can be understood as a colonial standard or matrix of power. This pattern produces the naturalization of specific hierarchies (territorial, racial, epistemic, cultural and gender), and also produces subalternity. It can obliterate knowledge, experiences, and ways of life of those who are exploited and dominated. This colonizing movement, in its right, makes it possible to reproduce and maintain the relations of domination over time in the various spheres of social life. Thus, the present proposal for reflection aims to discuss some problematizations that are being formulated in recent years regarding the resistance or even confronting coloniality. It is going to be made by using the idea of "Epistemologies of the South" defined by Boaventura de Souza Santos; the proposal of "interculturality " created by Catherine Walsh and" frontier thinking "and the" other paradigm, "as proposed by Walter Mignolo. It is crucial to contribute, rather than solve problems, to elements and reflections that problematize the (des) colonization of psychology and which are prized for the recognition of the diversity of knowledge and life forms present in the Latin American context.

Palabras clave : Epistemology; Knowledge Production; Coloniality.

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