Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak





Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

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Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak is an Indian philosopher who is known for her English translation of Jacque Derrida's seminal work "Of Grammatology", and her own philosophical writings on the postcolonial condition that introduced the term "subaltern" into the philosophical lexicon.


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A Critique of Postcolonial ...
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 259 ratings — published 1999 — 2 editions
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In Other Worlds: Essays in ...
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Can the subaltern speak? : ...
4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 156 ratings — published 2010 — 4 editions
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Death of a Discipline
3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 102 ratings — published 2003 — 3 editions
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The Spivak Reader: Selected...
4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 75 ratings — published 1995 — 2 editions
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The Post-Colonial Critic: I...
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Outside in the Teaching Mac...
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Nationalism and the Imagina...
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Other Asias
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An Aesthetic Education in t...
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“The social science fear the radical impulse in literary studies, and over the decades, we in the humanities have trivialized the social sciences into their rational expectation straitjackets, not recognizing that, whatever the state of the social sciences in our own institution, strong tendencies toward acknowledging the silent but central role of the humanities in the area studies paradigm are now around.”
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Death of a Discipline

“When we seem to have won or lost in terms of certainties, we must, as literature teachers in the classroom, remember such warnings -- let literature teach us that there are no certainties, that the process is open, and that it may be altogether salutary that it is so.”
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Death of a Discipline

“Love is just a four letter word! (laughter) Because that’s what it is for me! I don’t know what it means... I mean, love didn’t work, whatever the hell that is, in my life. Alone I am. I’m not particularly into self-love either. I’m quite prepared to die. And all the objects of my love slowly trail off.”
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
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