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Other Asias

Other Asias

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

ISBN: 978-1-405-10207-0

Jan 2008, Wiley-Blackwell

374 pages

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$43.95

Description

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
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




  • 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