By Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
Gayatri Spivak, considered one of our greatest identified cultural and literary theorists, addresses an enormous diversity of political questions with either pen and voice during this exact e-book. The Post-Colonial Critic brings jointly a range of interviews and discussions during which she has taken half during the last 5 years; jointly they articulate one of the most compelling politico-theoretical problems with the present.
In those energetic texts, scholars of Spivak's paintings will establish her unmistakeable voice as she speaks on questions of illustration and self-representation, the politicization of deconstruction; the events of post-colonial critics; pedagogical accountability; and political thoughts.
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