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In Other Worlds: Essays in Cultural Politics

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In this classic work, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, one of the leading and most influential cultural theorists working today, analyzes the relationship between language, women and culture in both Western and non-Western contexts. Developing an original integration of powerful contemporary methodologies - deconstruction, Marxism and feminism - Spivak turns this new model on m ...more
Paperback, 442 pages
Published May 25th 2006 by Routledge (first published 1987)
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It's often very... opaque. Based on the style, I would love to sit down and have a coffee with Spivak, but it's hard to derive any kind of a vector or thesis out of it, and while this may just be my general discomfort with deconstructionist writing, that doesn't make it any more satisfying. I was intrigued by some of her insights into the notion of the subaltern, but beyond that, meh.
Dec 11, 2015 Leonardo marked it as to-keep-ref
El marco en el cual se construye esta línea de investigación es tanto su gran riqueza como su limitación real. El análisis debe ser desarrollado, en efecto, más allá de las limitaciones del análisis “obrerista” (operaista) del desarrollo capitalista y la forma-Estado. Una de sus limitaciones, por ejemplo, es subrayada por Gayatri Spivak, In Other Worlds: Essays in Cultural Politics (New York: Routledge, 1988), p. 162, quien insiste en el hecho de que la concepción del valor en esta línea de anál ...more
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Recommends it for: anyone interested in deconstruction, post-colonialism, feminism or Marxism/historical materialism.
As a collection of essays, I found it hard to get into and see as a comprehensive whole. Likewise, I am not too familiar with Derrida and, as such, some of the deconstructionist theoretical claims were a little over my head.
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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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