My position is generally a reactive one. I am viewed by Marxists as too codic, by feminists as too male-identified, by indigenous theorists as too committed to Western Theory. I am uneasily pleased about this. Post-Colonial Critic.
In Other Worlds: Essays in Cultural Politics (Routledge Classics) (2006)
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Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, 70, a celebrity in academia whose work focuses on those marginalised by Western culture, including immigrants, the working class and women, won the annual Kyoto Prize. New York : Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, 70, a celebrity in academia whose work focuses on those marginalised by Western culture, including immigrants, the working class and women, won the annual Kyoto Prize, along with an American regarded as the father of computer graphics, and a Japanese molecular cell biologist. Spivak, a professor in the humanities at Columbia University, plans to use her Kyoto Prize money to do something immediate and practical about her old obsessions. Spivak founded the Pares Chandra Chakravorty Memorial Literacy Project, in , to provide primary education for children in rural India. It runs schools in West Bengal and Spivak has been spotted over the years dressed in a sari and combat boots trudging out to villages to train teachers. Right from childhood I had a very intellectual and ethical upbringing. She was an avid reader of her daughter's writings.
In Other Worlds Essays in Cultural Politics by Spivak Gayatri Chakravorty
In the meantime, the connection between colonialism, modernism, and structuralism has been fairly well established and has provoked a similar awareness of the considerably more problematic correlation between the postmodern, poststructural, and postcolonial. It was precisely during this decade of the s that a great shift occurred. It was the time when Jean-Paul Sartre broke with Albert Camus for reasons intrinsic to colonial studies, namely, opposing attitudes toward Algeria.