Monthly Archives: January 2011

“Subalternity and Representation

Subalternity and Representation: Arguments in Cultural Theory John Beverly, Duke University Press, 1999, chap. 1 “Writing in Reverse: The Subaltern and the Limits of Academic Knowledge” pp 26-40 This chapter begins with the story of Jacques Lacan and Petit Jean … Continue reading

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Gramsci’s hegemony and the notion of subalternity

Antonio Gramsci’s notion of hegemony has had a great impact on the developmental character of Cultural Studies in general and of Subaltern Studies in particular. Hegemony, which refers to social power relationship, hints, as Thomas R. Bates has pointed, to … Continue reading

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The notion of “Subalternity”

According to the reading I have done on Subaltern Studies, a linking can be made between Subalternity and Postcoloniality in that both intellectual journeys tend to tell and/or write history from below. Like the term “Postcolonial”, the significance of the … Continue reading

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