This book introduces and discusses the works of leading feminist postcolonialist Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, by exploring the key concepts and themes to emerge from them.
Focuses on the key themes to emerge from Spivak’s work, such as ethics, literature, feminism, pedagogy, postcoloniality, violence, and war
Assesses Spivak’s often contentious relationship with feminist and postcolonial studies
Considers the significance of her work for other fields, such as ethnography, history, cultural studies and philosophy
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments vii 1 Writing Autobiography, Writing Spivak: In Lieu of an Introduction 1 2 Reading Literature, Teaching Literature: Whither Soul Making? 27 3 Reading Singularity, Reading Difference: An Ethics of the Impossible 67 4 Reading Woman, Reading Essence: Whither Gender? 107 Bibliography 139 Index 147