Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak is one of the most pre-eminent postcolonial theorists writing today and a scholar of genuinely global reputation. This collection, first published in 1993, presents some of Spivak’s most engaging essays on works of literature such as Salman Rushdie's controversial Satanic Verses, and twentieth century thinkers such as Jacques Derrida and Karl Marx. Spivak relentlessly questions and deconstructs power structures where ever they operate. In doing so, she provides a voice for those who can not speak, proving that the true work of resistance takes place in the margins, Outside in the Teaching Machine.


chapter |26 pages

In a Word


chapter |31 pages

More on Power/Knowledge

chapter |21 pages

Woman in Difference

chapter |24 pages

Feminism and Deconstruction, Again


chapter |35 pages

French Feminism Revisited

chapter |26 pages

The Politics of Translation

chapter |18 pages


Of Truth to Size

chapter |29 pages

Reading the Satanic Verses

chapter |14 pages

Sammy and Rosie Get Laid