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Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak: In Other Words

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak: In Other Words

Sangeeta Ray

ISBN: 978-1-444-31088-7

Mar 2009, Wiley-Blackwell

160 pages

$32.99

Description

This book introduces and discusses the works of leading feminist postcolonialist Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, by exploring the key concepts and themes to emerge from them.
  • Focuses on the key themes to emerge from Spivak’s work, such as ethics, literature, feminism, pedagogy, postcoloniality, violence, and war
  • Assesses Spivak’s often contentious relationship with feminist and postcolonial studies
  • Considers the significance of her work for other fields, such as ethnography, history, cultural studies and philosophy
Acknowledgments.

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1. WRITING AUTOBIOGRAPHY,WRITING SPIVAK:.

IN LIEU OF AN INTRODUCTION.

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2. READING LITERATURE,TEACHING LITERATURE:.

WHITHER SOULMAKING?.

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3. READING SINGLUARITY,READING DIFFERENCE.

AN ETHICS OF THE IMPOSSIBLE.

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4. READING WOMAN,READING ESSENCE:.

WHITHER GENDER.

Bibliography.

Index

"Overall, In Other Words represents an impressive effort by Ray to link, compress but also carefully reread a wide swath of Spivak's work. At times disorienting in its scope like the theorist's own work, Ray's book offers a sustained engagement with some of Spivak's most valuable insights and has me returning to her oeuvre with fresh eyes." (Postcolonial Text, 2011)

 


  • An introduction to the work of Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, one of the leading feminist postcolonial scholars of our times
  • Focuses on the key themes to emerge from Spivak’s work, such as ethics, literature, feminism, pedagogy, postcoloniality, violence, and war
  • Assesses Spivak’s often contentious relationship with feminist and postcolonial studies
  • Considers the significance of her work for other fields, such as ethnography, history, cultural studies and philosophy