Postcolonial scholarship - Productions and directions: An interview with Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

Radha S. Hegde, Raka Shome

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This interview took place on December 18, 2000, in Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak's office at Columbia University, New York. In a room lined with books and papers stacked high, Spivak spoke about postcolonial scholarship and its global challenges. Spanning a diverse range of interests, Gayatri Spivak's work has influenced critical scholarship across multiple disciplines throughout the world. Her scholarship has significantly shaped the course of postcolonial thinking and has had profound impact on conceptualizing issues of culture, identity, communication, and transnationalism. When asked about her interest in the areas of global communication flows, new technologies, and the politics of culture, Spivak referred us to two of her recent essays where she writes about global cities and cyberliteracy in the journal Gray Room and in Judith Butler's edited volume What's Left of Theory. In this interview, we asked Spivak to speak to issues concerning the intersections between communication and postcoloniality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)271-286
Number of pages16
JournalCommunication Theory
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Communication
  • Linguistics and Language


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