Postcolonial Reason and Its Critique: Deliberations on Gayatri Spivaks Thoughts

Hardcover | September 15, 2012

EditorPurushottama Bilimoria, Dina Al-Kassim

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Gayatri Spivak is a leading theoretician in social science research. Her theories and methods have not only been used in the fields of cultural studies and philosophy of language, but have also been widely applied in the fields of anthropology and political studies. This volume studies andanalyses the range of the impact of her approach to postcolonial studies. The contributors analyse, explore and expand the domains of her ideas and formulations and discuss the influence of Kant and Matilal in her writings. The essays deal with Spivak's arguments on feminist studies, as well as the techniques of reading texts brought forth by her. They also debate the implications of her theories in cultural studies, ethnography, and anthropology, the volume is detailed guide to contemporary thought. It also includesGayatri Spivak's response to the issues and questions raised. The introduction highlights the larger convergences that Spivak brings together.

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Gayatri Spivak is a leading theoretician in social science research. Her theories and methods have not only been used in the fields of cultural studies and philosophy of language, but have also been widely applied in the fields of anthropology and political studies. This volume studies andanalyses the range of the impact of her approac...

Purushottama Bilimoria is Professor of Philosophy, Deakin University and is also Senior Research Fellow, Melbourne University. Dina Al-Kassim is Affiliate Faculty, Women's Studies at the University of California.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.98 inPublished:September 15, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Purushottama Bilimoria: PrefaceDina Al-Kassim: Introduction1. Purushottama Bilimoria: Postcolonial Critique of Reason: Spivak Between Kant and Matilal2. Dina Al-Kassim: The Face of Foreclosure3. Ritu Birla: History and the Critique of Postcolonial Reason: Limits, Secret, Value4. Forest Pyle: 'By a Certain Subreption': Gayatri Spivak and the 'Lever' of the Aesthetic5. Thomas Keenan: The Push and Pull of Rights and Responsibilities6. Mark Sanders: Representation: Reading Otherwise7. Drucilla Cornell: The Art of Witnessing and the Community of Ought To Be8. Mieke Bal: Three-Way Misreading9. Steven Norton: The Impossibility of Reading Otherwise: The Native Informant and the Quasi-transcendental in Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak's A Critique of Postcolonial Reason10. Maria Koundoura: Rethinking Rights: Spivak, Kant, and the Vision of Cultures 'to Come'11. Chetan Bhatt: Kant's 'Raw Man' and the Miming of Primitivism: Spivak's Critique of Postcolonial Reason12. Adrian Parr: Listening to Child Detainees in Australian Immigration Detention Centers13. Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak: Response: Panel of Papers of Crtitique of Postcolonial ReasonNotes on Contributors