Can the Subaltern Speak? is one of those extremely rare essays that can truly be said to be deserving of a book-length consideration. Challenging, rich, dense, and virtuosic in its range of reference, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak's essay is one of the most widely read and cited in the canon of postcolonial theory.
(Brent Edwards, Columbia University)
About the Author
Rosalind C. Morris is professor of anthropology and former associate director of the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society at Columbia University. A scholar of both mainland Southeast Asia and South Africa, she has published widely on topics concerning the politics of representation, the relationship between violence and value, gender and sexuality, the mass media, and the changing forms of modernity in the global south. Her most recent book is Photographies East: The Camera and Its Histories in East and Southeast Asia. She is also the author of In the Place of Origins: Modernity and Its Mediums in Northern Thailand and New Worlds from Fragments: Film, Ethnography, and the Representation of Northwest Coast Cultures.