Post-Colonial Theory: The Subaltern

POST-COLONIAL THEORY PART FOUR: THE SUBALTERN Can the Subaltern Speak? One can posit phases in Post-Colonial theory, moving across time from the post-war reaction against colonial rule in the fifties and the sixties, Albert Memmi (1920-), Aime Cesaire (1913-2008), and...

Post-Colonial Theory: Edward Said

POST-COLONIAL THEORY PART THREE:  EDWARD SAID (1935-2003) Orientalism Perhaps the most influential and widely read Post-Colonial critic was the late Edward Said  (1935 – 2003) a Palestinian intellectual who was born in Jerusalem and died in exile in America. ...

Post-Colonial Theory: Frantz Fanon

POST-COLONIAL THEORY PART TWO:  FRANTZ FANON Black Skin, White Masks and The Wretched of the Earth Since the voyages of  Columbus, Europeans sought out the territories of the Other, claimed the dark skinned people for slaves, and exploited the resources of those alien...

Post-Colonial Theory: Albert Memmi

POST-COLONIAL THEORY PART ONE: HISTORICAL CONTEXT Albert Memmi, The Colonizer and the Colonized Just as Race is essentially an American phenomenon, Post-Colonial Theory is essentially a European phenomenon.  While it is necessary to make a distinction between the very...

Écriture Féminine: Luce Irigaray

ÉCRITURE FEMININE PART THREE: THE TAIN OF THE MIRROR   LUCE IRIGARAY (1930 – ) Women are outside all systems; they are stranded in the “eternal,” the “natural,” or the “essential.” Outside of history and beyond the reach of progress, women exist as the...
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