Contributors Immanuel Wallerstein, Enrique Dussel, Walter Mignolo, Agustin Lao, Lewis Gordon, James V. Fenelon, Roberto Hernandez, James Cohen, Santiago Slabosky, Susanne Jonas, and Thomas Reifer. By the mid-twenty-first century, white Euro-Americans will be a demographic minority in the United States and Latino/as will be the largest minority (25 percent). These changes bring about important challenges at the heart of the contemporary debates about political transformations in the United States and around the world. Latino/as are multiracial (Afro-latinos, Indo-latinos, Asian-latinos, and Euro-latinos), multi-ethnic, multireligious (Jewish, Catholic, Protestant, Muslim, indigenous, and African spiritualities), and of varied legal status (immigrants, citizens, and illegal migrants). This collection addresses for the first time the potential of these diverse Latino/a spiritualities, origins, and statuses against the landscape of decolonization of the U.S. economic and cultural empire in the twenty-first century. Some authors explore the impact of Indo-latinos and Afro-latinos in the United States and others discuss the conflicting interpretations and political conflicts arising from the "Latinization" of the United States.
PART I: Introduction Chapter 1: Latin@s and the "Euro-American Challenge": Towards the Decolonization of the US Empire in the 21st Century Ramon Grosfoguel, Nelson Maldonado-Torres and Jose David Saldivar PART II: Latinos in World-Historical Perspective Chapter 2: Latin@s in World-History Immanuel Wallerstein Chapter 3: "Ser-Hispano": Un Mundo En El "Border" De Muchos Mundos Enrique Dussel Chapter 4: Huntington's Fears: "Latinidad" in the Colonial Horizon of the Modern/Colonial World Walter Mignolo PART III: Decolonization, Afro-Latinos and the African Diaspora Chapter 5: Afro-Latina Difference and the Politics of Decolonization Agustin Lao Chapter 6: Black Latin Some Philosophical Considerations Lewis Gordon PART IV: Indigenous People in the Americas Chapter 7: Indigenous Struggles over Autonomy, Land and Community: Anti-Globalization and Resistance in World Systems Analysis James V. Fenelon and Thomas D. Hall Chapter 8: Running for Peace and Dignity: From Traditionally Radical Chicanos/as to Radically Traditional Xicanas/os Roberto Hernandez PART V: Latinization and Decolonization Chapter 9: Socio-Political Logics and Conflicting Interpretations of "Latinization" in the U.S. James Cohen Chapter 10: Decolo-n/r-izing the Neo-Colonial Constellation of Suffering Santiago Slabosky Chapter 11: Decolonization from Within the Americas: Latino Immigrant Responses to the U.S. National Security Regime, and the Challenges of Re-Framing the Immigration Debate Susanne Jonas Chapter 12,/b>: Latin@ Century, Pacific Century: 21st Century Possibilities in World-Systems Perspective Thomas Reifer