A Rupture in Colonial Reason: Spivak, Fanon, and The Question of Subalternity

11 Jun , 2020  

I. Memories of a Spivakian

Given her revisions in A Critique of Postcolonial Reason, Spivak delineates three main point regarding the subaltern. First, the subaltern refers to the space of “sheer heterogeneity of” decolonization. Second, “when a line of communication is established between a member of a subaltern groups ...

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10 Jul , 2018  

Fanon’s significance to the present moment seems to me to hinge in large part on his identification of the lumpenproletariat as revolutionary subject, an identification that was anathema then (and largely remains so now) to traditional Marxism. Surely all remember Marx’s magnificent litany in the Eighteenth Brumaire of “vagabonds, discharged

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Necropolitics, NonPolitics

Towards a materialist theory of revenge: The lives of Witches

21 Aug , 2017  

… How else can we respond to a ruling class and a system of global capitalism that has led to the completely unnecessary deaths of  millions upon millions of poor, overwhelmingly  non-white people from starvation, lack of potable water or easily preventable disease? How else can we behave towards the ...

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