The Spivak Reader: Selected Works of Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

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Psychology Press, 1996 - Literary Criticism - 334 pages
The Spivak Reader offers a selection of a major critic's work, making it accessible to as wide an audience as possible in post-colonial studies, literature, women's studies, cultural studies, philosophy, and sociology.
As a theorist, a feminist and a cultural critic, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak has rigorously expanded our understanding of some of the key issues of contemporary thought. The Spivak Reader both introduces many of her most important writings, while also making it possible for students of Spivak's work to view her project as a whole. Headnotes and introductory material (including a new essay, "Reading Spivak") by Donna Landry and Gerald MacLean provide a helpful guide to the selections. Many pieces in the Reader have not been published in Spivak's earlier books; the volume also includes a new interview on the question of the subaltern.
 

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Contents

Reading Spivak
1
ONE Bonding in Difference
8
interview with Alfred Arteaga 199394
15
Marginalia 1979
29
THREE Feminism and Critical Theory 1985
53
FIVE Scattered Speculations
107
SIX More on PowerKnowledge 1992
141
SEVEN Echo 1993
175
NINE How To Teach
237
TEN Translators Preface and Afterword
267
A Checklist of Publications
309
Index
323
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Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak is Avalon Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University. She is the author of In Other Worlds, The Post-Colonial Critic (a book of interviews), Outside in the Teaching Machine, and most recently the translator of Imaginary Maps: Three Stories by Mahasweta Devi. All are published by Routledge. Donna Landry and Gerald MacLean are Associate Professors of English at Wayne State University.

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