Thank you for visiting us. We are currently updating our shopping cart and regret to advise that it will be unavailable until September 1, 2014. We apologise for any inconvenience and look forward to serving you again.

Wiley
Wiley.com
Print this page Share

Other Asias

ISBN: 978-1-4051-0206-3
376 pages
January 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
Other Asias (1405102063) cover image
In this major intervention into the 'Asian Century', Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak challenges the reader to re-think Asia, in its political and cultural complexity, in the global South and in the metropole.

  • Major work from one of the world’s most distinguished literary and cultural theorists
  • Intervenes in the fraught issues generated by ideas of Asia
  • Featured essays include “Foucault and Najibullah,” “Moving Devi,” “Responsibility,” and “Megacity”
  • Other chapters focus on, among other things, Human Rights, and the turbulent "present" of the Caucasus
  • Essential reading for anyone interested in postcolonialism, and devotees of Spivak’s writing
See More
Acknowledgments.

Foreword.

1. Righting Wrongs -
2002: Accessing Democracy among the Aboriginals.

2. Responsibility -
1992: Testing Theory in the Plains.

3. 1994: Will Postcolonialism Travel?.

4. 1996: Foucault and Najibullah.

5. Megacity -
1997: Testing Theory in Cities.

6. Moving Devi -
1997: The Non-Resident and the Expatriate.

7. Our Asias -
2001: How to Be a Continentalist.

Position without Identity -2004: An Interview with Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak by Yan Hairong.

Notes.

Index
See More
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak's reputation was first established with her translation of and preface to Jacques Derrida's De la grammatologie in 1976. Subsequently, she helped to establish the field of postcolonial studies and became a leading postcolonial theorist. Her key publications include In Other Worlds (1987), The Post-Colonial Critic (1990), Outside in the Teaching Machine (1993), and A Critique of Postcolonial Reason (1999).
See More

  • Major work from one of the world’s most distinguished literary and cultural theorists
  • Intervenes in the fraught issues generated by ideas of Asia
  • Challenges the reader to re-think Asia, in its political and cultural complexity, in the global South and in the metropole
  • Featured essays include “Foucault and Najibullah”, “Moving Devi”, “Responsibility”, and “Megacity”
  • Other chapters focus on, among other things, Human Rights, and the turbulent “present” of the Caucasus
  • Essential reading for anyone interested in postcolonialism, and devotees of Spivak’s writing
See More

Other Asias is an eloquent plea for a pedagogy of continental scope that does not evade or erode the singular, ‘textured’ life, thought and work of geographical regions and political minorities. The exemplary courage and extraordinary imagination that have distinguished Spivak's work are now engaged in rich reflections on the political art of humanistic education.”
Homi K. Bhabha, Harvard University

“This deeply passionate, ethical, and political book tells us that we must pluralize Asia because it is only in a pluralized world that we can imagine a more just one.”
Eduardo Cadava, Princeton University

“Spivak’s postcolonial perspective here offers an incomparable understanding of Asia in its multiplicity of differences, a tour-de-force from one of our era’s most brilliant engaged and critical thinkers.”
Robert J. C. Young, New York University

See More

Related Titles

Back to Top