Gayatri Spivak, one of our best known cultural and literary theorists, addresses a vast range of political questions with both pen and voice in this unique book. The Post-Colonial Critic brings together a selection of interviews and discussions in which she has taken part over the past five years; together they articulate some of the most compelling politico-theoretical issues of the present.
In these lively texts, students of Spivak's work will identify her unmistakeable voice as she speaks on questions of representation and self-representation, the politicization of deconstruction; the situations of post-colonial critics; pedagogical responsibility; and political strategies.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Criticism, Feminism, and The Institution; Chapter 2 The Post-modern Condition: The End of Politics?; Chapter 3 Strategy, Identity, Writing; Chapter 4 The Problem of Cultural Self-representation; Chapter 5 Questions of Multi-culturalism; Chapter 6 The Post-colonial Critic; Chapter 7 Postmarked Calcutta, India; Chapter 8 Practical Politics of The Open End; Chapter 9 The Intervention Interview; Chapter 10 Interview with Radical Philosophy; Chapter 11 Negotiating the Structures of Violence; Chapter 12 The New Historicism: Political Commitment and the Postmodern Critic;
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Sarah Harasym
"A set of interviews that render Spivak's thought more accessible, The Post-Colonial Critic could be considered a primer on constructing positionalities." -- College Literature