Dependence Theory and the Center-Periphery Relation (revisited) As Critical Stance
Therefore it establishes a twofold theoretical counterhegemonic argumentation, challenging mainstream scientific views in terms of their disciplinary orientation as well as putting into question some of its central arguments. On the other side I wish to engage in a dialogue with other relatively seen more recent (critical) perspectives from what has been deemed as a peripheral standpoints. More specifically I seek to unravel the above reflections to circumscribe the theoretization of the Austrian-Brazilian thinker Roberto Schwarz, notably in his essays “Misplaced ideas” (1977) and “Nationalism by elimination” (or “National by subtraction”, in a free translation of his Portuguese text, published in 1986), where he attempts to reflect on the originality and “placing” or “misplacing” of certain ideas. As far as I see it, going back to or elucidating these approaches could contribute steadfastly to postcolonial as well as decolonial thought in its form and simultaneously concerning its content.