Gayatri Spivak is a leading theoretician in social science research. Her theories and methods have not only been used in the fields of cultural studies and philosophy of language, but have also been widely applied in the fields of anthropology and political studies. This volume studies and analyses the range of the impact of her approach to postcolonial studies. The contributors analyse, explore and expand the domains of her ideas and formulations and discuss the influence of Kant and Matilal in her writings. The essays deal with Spivak's arguments on feminist studies, as well as the techniques of reading texts brought forth by her. They also debate the implications of her theories in cultural studies, ethnography, and anthropology, the volume is detailed guide to contemporary thought. It also includes Gayatri Spivak's response to the issues and questions raised. The introduction highlights the larger convergences that Spivak brings together. This book will interest of scholars and students of philosophy, history, subalternpostcolonial cultural studies, gender studies, and political science.
Purushottama Bilimoria is also Senior Research Fellow, Melbourne University. Dina Al-Kassim is Associate Professor, Department of English, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. She is also Associate, Peter Wall Institute of Advanced Studies and Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice at the university.