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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Necropolitics, NonPolitics

Africa contra Hegel

28 Sep , 2016  

There was once a fantasy, shared by left and right alike, that the states of the under-developed world could come, whether by leaps or by steps, to approximate those of the so-called developed world, as if they represented some kind of historical destiny. This idea belongs to what one might ...

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