Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak is University Professor and founding member of the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society at Columbia University. Her publications include writings about 19th- and 20th-century literature, politics of culture, globalization, feminism, Marxism, Derrida, subaltern studies, Mahasweta Devi, and W.E.B. DuBois. She is an activist in rural education as well as feminist and ecological social movements since 1986.

Commemorating the Indian Journal Frontier During These Times

Commemorating the Indian Journal Frontier During These Times

As the piece makes clear, Frontier is a democratic-socialist journal that was founded 50 years ago. This piece is written for the commemorative issue. Its founding editor, Samar Sen (1916-1987), was a major Bengali poet and journalist who influenced me greatly, and my contact with the journal continues. I often regret that the journal does …

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Borderless-World_Issue 10

A Borderless World?

Introduction: On Social Justice: Radical teachers and thinkers must keep thinking and teaching a borderless world.  Remembering Edward Said, and facing the wall separating the West Bank, it is on this theme that I will speak. Border-thought calls for judgment and discrimination. Borders must be both removed and respected. I will open with a general word …

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