chapter  23
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Is there any future for critical management studies in Latin America? Moving from epistemic coloniality to ‘trans-discipline’

WithEduardo Ibarra-Colado

Coloniality must be understood in its institutional dimensions, as a deliberate action of power to dominate and subjugate the other. It is the hidden face of Modernity, always considered the stage made possible by the development of reason, instead of the process of invasion/destruction/invention based on the power of weapons, ideas and symbols to impose a unique civilizing process. From this point of view, power instead of reason explains the splendour of Europe and America and the prevalence of some kind of knowledge over others.