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In this major intervention into the 'Asian Century', Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak challenges the reader to re-think Asia, in its political and cultural complexity, in the global South and in the metropole. * Major work from one of the world's most distinguished literary and cultural theorists * Intervenes in the fraught issues generated by ideas of Asia * Featured essays include "Foucault and Najibullah," "Moving Devi," "Responsibility," and "Megacity" * Other chapters focus on, among other things, Human Rights, and the turbulent "present" of the Caucasus * Essential reading for anyone interested in postcolonialism, and devotees of Spivak's writing

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405102070
ISBN-10: 1405102071
Format: Paperback
(230mm x 155mm x 20mm)
Pages: 376
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Dec-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak's reputation was first established with her translation of and preface to Jacques Derrida's De la grammatologie in 1976. Subsequently, she helped to establish the field of postcolonial studies and became a leading postcolonial theorist. Her key publications include In Other Worlds (1987), The Post-Colonial Critic (1990), Outside in the Teaching Machine (1993), and A Critique of Postcolonial Reason (1999).

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