A Critique of Postcolonial Reason

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Harvard University Press, Jun 28, 1999 - Philosophy - 449 pages
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Are the "culture wars" over? When did they begin? What is their relationship to gender struggle and the dynamics of class? In her first full treatment of postcolonial studies, a field that she helped define, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, one of the world's foremost literary theorists, poses these questions from within the postcolonial enclave.
  

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Review: A Critique of Postcolonial Reason: Toward a History of the Vanishing Present

User Review  - Lilli - Goodreads

Although, I don't think that demanding an effort from the reader is necessarily a problem in itself, I had a hard time to get through this book. Knowing that it is not the first text from Spivak I've ... Read full review

Review: A Critique of Postcolonial Reason: Toward a History of the Vanishing Present

User Review  - Scott Neigh - Goodreads

Partially read for school. It doesn't feel quite right adding it, as I wasn't able to give even the very modest part I read the kind of attention and multiple reading that it would take to feel like I was really getting it, but I suppose I did read it. Read full review

Contents

Philosophy
1
Literature
112
The Setting to Work of Deconstruction
423

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About the author (1999)

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak is University Professor at Columbia University and a trainer of elementary school teachers in West Bengal.

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