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In Other Worlds
Essays In Cultural Politics

ISBN 9780415389563
Published May 25, 2006 by Routledge
440 Pages

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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 major debates in the study of literature and culture, thus ensuring that In Other Worlds has become a valuable tool for studying our own and other worlds of culture.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Colin MacCabe.  Author’s Note.  One: Literature  1. The Letter as Cutting Edge  2. Finding Feminist Readings: Dante-Yeats  3. Unmaking and Making in To the Lighthouse  4. Sex and History in The Prelude (1805): Books Nine to Thirteen  5. Feminism and Critical Theory  Two: Into the World  6. Reading the Worlds: Literary Studies in the Eighties  7. Explanation and Culture: Marginalia  8. The Politics of Interpretations  9. French Feminism in an International Frame  10. Scattered Speculations on the Questions of Value  Three: Entering the Third World  11. "Draupadi" by Mahasweta Devi  12. Subaltern Studies: Deconstructing Historiography  13. "Breast-Giver" by Mahasweta Devi  14. A Literary Representation of the Subaltern: A Woman’s Text from the Third World.  Notes

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Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, (b. 1942) Regarded to be one of the most important figureheads of postcolonial studies. Born in India, she is a professor of English and comparative literature at Columbia University in New York.


'A celebrity in academia . . . [Spivak] creates a stir wherever she goes.' - The New York Times