Relinking as healing: On crisis, whiteness and the existential dimensions of decolonization

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In this paper, I present my reading of two paths of existence in texts written by white Danes concerned with crisis. The first obeys the politics of purity and involves an existential commitment to status quo. I call this path whiteness collapsing into itself, inasmuch it remains locked in the confines of the politics of purity, makes impossible both delinking from modernity-coloniality, and relinking, as the process of delving and dwelling in the wider processes of becoming, which I have learnt to know as Mother Earth. The second text attests a decolonizing practice of collapsing whiteness that is creolizing and engages in relinking as healing. I conclude by addressing the importance of deciding to decide to relinking as a radical practice of cultivation of sociality and relationality rooted in specific places which, however, are interconnected precisely because social and relational. Therein, I argue, is the healing.
Original languageEnglish
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)304-315
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2023

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Important note from the publisher regarding the attached version of the article: “This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Globalizations on 09 Feb 2022, available at:”I


  • Delinking
  • creolization
  • decolonization
  • relinking as healing
  • whiteness

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