Journal article

Double-bound: Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak's An Aesthetic Education in the Era of Globalization

D Butt

RUPC Working Papers Series | Research Unit in Public Cultures, University of Melbourne | Published : 2015

Abstract

Published in 2011, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak’s An Aesthetic Education in the Era of Globalization compiles and reconsiders two decades of her arguments about the political constitution of the aesthetic subject. This review essay traces arguments running through the book that reconcile the deconstructive politics of the subject with the resurgent interest in universalist theories that position themselves in relation to global technocapitalism. These arguments provide us with methodological tools for interrogating the “globalisability” of our academic work: the co-option of social movements and the need for epistemological care; Romantic techniques of self-othering toward new collectivities; ..

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