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An aesthetic education in the era of globalization

Author: Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2012.
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"During the past twenty years, the world{u2019}s most renowned critical theorist -- the scholar who defined the field of postcolonial studies -- has experienced a radical reorientation in her thinking. Finding the neat polarities of tradition and modernity, colonial and postcolonial, no longer sufficient for interpreting the globalized present, she turns elsewhere to make her central argument: that aesthetic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: American essays
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
ISBN: 9780674051836 0674051831
OCLC Number: 709670313
Description: xvi, 607 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Preface --
Introduction --
The burden of English --
Who claims alterity? --
How to read a "culturally different" book --
The double bind starts to kick in --
Culture: situating feminism --
Teaching for the times --
Acting bits/identity talk --
Supplementing Marxism --
What's left of theory? --
Echo --
Translation as culture --
Translating into English --
Nationalism and the imagination --
Resident alien --
Ethics and politics in Tagore, Coetzee, and certain scenes of teaching --
Imperative to re-imagine the planet --
Reading with Stuart Hall in "pure" literary terms --
Terror: a speech after 9/11 --
Harlem --
Scattered speculations on the subaltern and the popular --
World systems and the creole --
The stakes of world literature --
Rethinking comparativism --
Sign and trace --
Tracing the skin of day.
Responsibility: Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak.

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