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subaltern appeal to experience self-identity, late modernity, and the politics of immediacy by Craig Ireland

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Published by McGill-Queen"s University Press in Montreal, Ithaca .
Written in English


  • Experience,
  • Historicism,
  • History -- Philosophy

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [188]-199) and index.

StatementCraig Ireland.
SeriesMcGill-Queen"s studies in the history of ideas ;, 36
LC ClassificationsD16.9 .I74 2004
The Physical Object
Paginationxix, 208 p. ;
Number of Pages208
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3378702M
ISBN 100773527559
LC Control Number2004484703

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The Subaltern Studies Group (SSG) or Subaltern Studies Collective is a group of South Asian scholars interested in the postcolonial and post-imperial societies which started at the University of Sussex in – The term Subaltern Studies is sometimes also applied more broadly to others who share many of their views and they are often considered to be "exemplary of postcolonial studies. L'hyper-concret est aussi abstrait que les généralités philosophiques. —Henri Lefebvre, Critique de la vie quotidienne The Appeal to Experience. By the late s, the excessive zeal with which certain strands in Western Marxist theory continued to dichotomize social structures into an infra/suprastructural opposition, along with Soviet misbehavior in Czechoslovakia, helped foster a. Apr 07,  · Reading and writing. Today it is about the subaltern. This term is thrown about a lot, but there seems to be some confusion about what it means. There are a number of ways of approaching the subject, so I think I may just ramble a bit here about it. The subaltern is a technical term. Jul 05,  · Can the Subaltern Speak?: Gayatri Spivak and Post-Colonialism. how ‘benevolent’ Western intellectuals can paradoxically silence the subaltern by claiming to speak for their experience (by asserting that the subaltern ‘knows’) in the same way that ‘benevolent’ colonialists silenced the voices of the women who ‘chose’ to.