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Spivak, Gayatri Chakravorty

Works: 242 works in 769 publications in 10 languages and 18,831 library holdings
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In other worlds : essays in cultural politics by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak( Book )

55 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In her long-awaited book on cultural theory, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak analyzes the relationship between language, women, and culture in both Western and non-Western contexts. Spivak develops an original integration of powerful contemporary methodologies - deconstruction, Marxism, and feminism - turning this new model on major debates in the study of literature and culture. In Other Worlds considers questions of theory across a broad spectrum (what, for example, does "pluralism" mean?) while also engaging in ongoing debates with the leading figures of contemporary criticism: political philosophers such as Habermas and Althusser, psychoanalysts such as Julia Kristeva, legal theorists such as Ronald Dworkin, literary and social critics including Edward Said, Wayne Booth, Donald Davie, Hélène Cixous, and Jean-Joseph Goux. Spivak's work also explores the literary text: Dante, Yeats, Wordsworth and Coleridge, Virginia Woolf, Margaret Drabble and the Indian writer Mahasweta Devi"--Back cover
A critique of postcolonial reason : toward a history of the vanishing present by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak( Book )

24 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beschrijving van het inheemse aspect in de filosofie, geschiedenis, literatuur en cultuur
Outside in the teaching machine by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak( Book )

35 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak is one of the most pre-eminent postcolonial theorists writing today and a scholar of genuinely global reputation. This collection, first published in 1993, presents some of Spivak's most engaging essays on works of literature such as Salman Rushdie's controversial Satanic Verses, and twentieth-century thinkers such as Jacques Derrida and Karl Marx. Spivak relentlessly questions and deconstructs power structures wherever they operate. In doing so, she provides a voice for those who cannot speak, proving that the true work of resistance takes place in the margin--outside in the teaching machine. -- Back cover
Death of a discipline by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak( Book )

32 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For almost three decades, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak has been ignoring the standarized "rules" of the academy and trespassing across disciplinary boundaries. Today she remains one of the foremost figures in the study of world literature and its cultural consequences. In this new book she declares the death of comparative literature as we know it and sounds an urgent call for a "new comparative literature," in which the discipline is given new life - one that is not appropriated and determined by the market." "In the era of globalization, when mammoth projects of world literature in translation are being undertaken in the United States, how can we protect the multiplicity of languages and literatures at the university? Spivak demonstrates how critics interested in social justice should pay close attention to literary form and offers new interpretations of classics such as Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness and Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own. Through close readings of texts not only in English, French, and German but also in Arabic and Bengali, Spivak practices what she preaches."--Jacket
An aesthetic education in the era of globalization by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak( Book )

18 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During the past twenty years, the world'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 education is the last available instrument for implementing global justice and democracy. Spivak's unwillingness to sacrifice the ethical in the name of the aesthetic, or to sacrifice the aesthetic in grappling with the political, makes her task formidable. As she wrestles with these fraught relationships, she rewrites Friedrich Schiller's concept of play as double bind, reading Gregory Bateson with Gramsci as she negotiates Immanuel Kant, while in dialogue with her teacher Paul de Man. Among the concerns Spivak addresses is this: Are we ready to forfeit the wealth of the world's languages in the name of global communication? 'Even a good globalization (the failed dream of socialism) requires the uniformity which the diversity of mother-tongues must challenge, ' Spivak writes. 'The tower of Babel is our refuge.' In essays on theory, translation, Marxism, gender, and world literature, and on writers such as Assia Djebar, J.M. Coetzee, and Rabindranath Tagore, Spivak argues for the social urgency of the humanities and renews the case for literary studies, imprisoned in the corporate university. 'Perhaps, ' she writes, 'the literary can still do something.'"--The dust-jacket front flaps
Who sings the nation-state? : language, politics, belonging by Judith Butler( Book )

21 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and French and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What is contained in a state has become ever more plural while the boundaries of a state have become ever more fluid. In a world of migration and shifting allegiances - caused by cultural, economic, military and climatic change - the state is a more provisional place and its inhabitants, more stateless." "This spirited and engaging conversation, between two of America's foremost critics and two of the most influential theorists of the last decade, ranges widely across what Enlightenment and key contemporary philosophers have to say about the state, who exercises power in today's world, whether we can have a right to rights, the past, present, and future of the state in a time of globalization, and even what the singing of the "Star Spangled Banner" in Spanish says about the complex world we live in today."--Jacket
Selected Subaltern studies( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of grammatology by Jacques Derrida( Book )

23 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jacques Derrida's revolutionary theories about deconstruction, phenomenology, psychoanalysis, and structuralism, first voiced in the 1960s, forever changed the face of European and American criticism. The ideas in De la grammatologie sparked lively debates in intellectual circles that included students of literature, philosophy, and the humanities, inspiring these students to ask questions of their disciplines that had previously been considered improper. Thirty years later, the immense influence of Derrida's work is still igniting controversy, thanks in part to Gayatri Spivak's translation, which captures the richness and complexity of the original. This corrected edition adds a new index of the critics and philosophers cited in the text and makes one of contemporary criticism's most indispensable works even more accessible and usable
Other Asias by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak( Book )

20 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work intervenes in the fraught issues generated by ideas of Asia, bringing together Spivak's key essays including 'Moving Devi' and 'Foucault'. It is essential reading for anyone interested in postcolonialism, and devotees in Spivak's writings
Myself must I remake : the life and poetry of W.B. Yeats by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak( Book )

5 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the Irish poet, dramatist, and essayist generally considered the most important poet in English of his time
Nationalism and the imagination by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak( Book )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and Japanese and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author's address given to the Centre for Advanced Study, University of Sofia, hosted by Alexander Kiossev
A season in the Congo : a play by Aimé Césaire( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A play about the life of Patrice Lumumba, from his efforts to free the Congolese from Belgian rule to his assassination in 1961
Chotti Munda and his arrow by Mahāśvetā Debī( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'I had but that one arrow', says Chotti Munda, the hero of this epic tale. A 'magic' arrow that stood for the pride, the wisdom, the culture of his society, a society threatened with inevitable disintegration as its traditional structures crumbled under the assault of 'national development'." "The wide sweep of this important novel encompasses many layers. It ranges over decades in the life of Chotti - the central character - in which India moves from colonial rule to independence and then to the unrest of the 1970s. It probes and uncovers the complex web of social and economic exchange based on power relations. It traces the changes, some forced, some welcome, in the daily lives of a marginalized rural community. And at its core, it celebrates Chotti, legendary archer, wise and farsighted leader, proud role model to his younger brethren."--Jacket
Readings by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout her distinguished career, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak has sought to locate and confront shifting forms of social and cultural oppression. As her work shows, the best method for doing so is through extended practice in the ethics of reading. In Readings, Spivak elaborates a utopian vision for the kind of deep and investigative reading that can develop a will for peaceful social justice in coming generations. Through her own analysis of specific works, Spivak demonstrates modes in which such a vision might be achieved. In the examples here, she pays close attention to signposts of character, action, and place in J. M. Coetzee's Summertime and Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South. She also offers rereads of two of her own essays, addressing changes in her own thinking and practice over the course of her career. Now in her fifth decade of teaching, Spivak passes on her lessons through anecdote, interpretation, warning, and instruction to students and teachers of literature. She writes, I urge students of English to understand that utopia does not happen, and yet to understand, also, their importance to the nation and the world. Indeed, I know how hard it is to sustain such a spirit in the midst of a hostile polity, but I urge the students to consider the challenge.--
Concerning violence : nine scenes from the anti-imperialistic self-defense( Visual )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Olsson elucidates Fanon's psychiatric and psychological analysis of dehumanizing effects of colonization on the individual and the nation. Concerning Violence makes accessible Fanon's theory is that the violence of colonialism must be met with greater violence to be defeated, as well as his vision and plea to reject the lust for colonial power and instead embrace a more creative and human society."--Container
Les subalternes peuvent-elles parler? by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dans le cadre d'un dialogue critique avec Michel Foucault, Gilles Deleuze et la tradition marxiste, G.C. Spivak articule le concept de subalterne (à ne pas confondre avec les notions de minoritaire ou d'opprimé) et s'interroge sur les femmes subalternes du tiers-monde, l'unification des subalternes au sein d'une communauté
Harlem by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this volume, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak engages with 16 photographs by photographer Alice Attie as she attempts telepoiesis, a reaching toward the distant other through the empathetic power of the imagination."--Jacket
Breast stories by Mahāśvetā Debī( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This cluster of short fiction has a common motif: the breast. As Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak points out in her introduction, the breast is far more than a symbol in these stories. It becomes the means of a harsh indictment of an exploitative social system. In "Draupadi", the protagonist, Dopdi Mejhen, is a tribal revolutionary, who, arrested and gang raped in custody, turns the terrible wounds of her breasts into a counter-offensive. In "Breast-giver", a woman who becomes a professional wet-nurse to support her family dies of painful breast cancer, betrayed alike by the breasts that for years had been her chief identity, and the dozens of "sons" she suckled. In "Behind the Bodice" migrant labourer Gangor's "statuesque" breasts excite the attention of ace photographer Upin Puri, triggering off a train of violence that ends in tragedy. Translator and scholar Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Avalon Foundation Professor in the Humanities, Columnbia University, introduces this cycle of "breast stories"; with thought-provoking essays which probe the texts of the stories, opening them up to a complex of interpretation and meaning
The post-colonial critic : interviews, strategies, dialogues by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak( Book )

13 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interviews met Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
Conversations with Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak by Swapan Chakravorty( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Controversial, challenging and outspoken, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak is best known as a deconstructionist and post-colonial theorist, who chooses to describe herself, as a 'para-disciplinary, ethical philosopher.' Her reputation was first made for her translation and preface to Jacques Derrida's Of Grammatology (1976) and she has since rapidly developed an awe-inspiring track record in several areas, ranging from Feminism and Marxism to Literary Criticism and of course, Postcolonialism, building a reputation for being simultaneously at home and an outsider in many disciplines." "The interviews collected in this volume reflect the international character of her intellectual engagement as, in her criss-crossings of the globe, she engages with activists, scholars and writers located in different cultural contexts, from America to India to Macedonia and China."--Jacket
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In other worlds : essays in cultural politics
Alternative Names
Čakravorti-Spivaka, Gajatri 1942-

Chakravorty, Gayatri.

Chakravorty Gayatri 1942-....

Chakravorty Spivak, Gayatri‏ 1942-

Gájatrí Čakravartíová Spiváková

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak 1942-....

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak Amerikaans schrijfster

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak amerikansk författare

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak amerikansk skribent

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak bengalische Literaturwissenschaftlerin

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak filosofa statunitense

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak philosophe indienne

Gayatri Spivak

Gayatri Spivak filósofa india

Sipiwake, Jiayateli Chakelawodi 1942-

Spivak Chakravorty, Gayatri.

Spivak, G. Ch 1942-

Spivak, Gayatri

Spivak, Gayatri 1942-

Spivak, Gayatri C.

Spivak, Gayatri C. 1942-

Spivak, Gayatri Chakaravorty 1942-

Spivak, Gayatri Chakravor

Spivak, Gayatri Chakravorty

Spivaka, Gajatri Čakravorti- 1942-

Γκαγιάτρι Τσακραβόρτι Σπίβακ

Спивак, Гаятри Чакраворти

Ґаятрі Чакраворті Співак

גיאטרי צ'קרוורטי ספיבק

גיאטרי צ'קרוורטי ספיבק פילוסופית הודית

جايتريا سبيفاك، 1942-

غاياتري شاكرافورتي سبيفاك فيلسوفة هندية

قایاتری چاکراورتی اسپیواک

هل يتكلم المعتمد

گایاتری چاکراورتی اسپیواک نویسنده آمریکایی

गायत्री चक्रवर्ती स्पीवाक

গায়ত্রী চক্রবর্তী স্পিভাক

গায়ত্রী চক্রবর্তী স্পিভাক ভারতীয় দার্শনিক

ਗਾਇਤਰੀ ਸਪੀਵਾਕ

காயத்ரி சக்ரவர்த்தி ஸ்பிவாக்

గాయత్రి చక్రవర్తి స్పివాక్

ಗಾಯತ್ರಿ ಚಕ್ರವರ್ತಿ ಸ್ಪಿವಾಕ್

ഗായത്രി ചക്രവർത്തി സ്പിവക്

스피박, 가야트리 1942-

스피박, 가야트리 차크라보르티 1942-

차크라보르티 스피박, 가야트리 1942-



スピヴァク, G・C

スピヴァク, G. C. 1942-

スピヴァク, ガヤトリ

スピヴァク, ガヤトリ・C.

スピヴァク, ガヤトリ・チャクラヴォーティ

スピヴァック, G. C

スピヴァック, ガヤトリ・C.



斯皮瓦克, 加亚特里·查克拉沃蒂 1942-

A critique of postcolonial reason : toward a history of the vanishing presentOutside in the teaching machineDeath of a disciplineAn aesthetic education in the era of globalizationWho sings the nation-state? : language, politics, belongingSelected Subaltern studiesOf grammatologyOther Asias