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aS SGt eee a ee EDITED BY ROSALIND C. MORRIS Publishers Since 1803 NewYork — Chichester, West Sussex Copyright © 2010 Columbia University Press “In Response: Locking Back, Looking Forward” Copyright® Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak Allrights reserved Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data, Can the subaltern speak? reflections on the history of an idea / edited by Rosalind C. Morris pcm. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 978-0-231-14384-4 (cloth: alk. paper) — 188N 978-0-231-14385-1 (pbk. alk. paper) — ISHN 978-0-231-51285-5 (e-book) 1, Spivak, Gayatri Chakravorty. Can the subaltern speak. 2. Spivak, Gayatri Chakravorty—Critieism and interpretation. de. 1 Spivak, Gayatri Chakravorty. Can the subaltern speak. 1. Title. 3. Postcolonialism, 4, Feminist theory. 1. Mortis, Rosali 351.628. 2010 325'3-pe22 2009031453 8 Casebound editions of Columbia University Press books are printed on permanent and durable acid-free paper. This book is printed on paper with recycled content, Printed in the United States of America ©1098 7654521 pwoa7654321 References to Internet Web sites (URLs) were accurate at the time of writing. Neither the author nor Columbia University Press is responsible for URLs that may have expired oF changed since the manuscript was prepared. CONTENTS Acknowledgments [ ix ] Introduction ROSALIND G. MORRIS PART ONE Text “Can the Subaltern Speak?” revised edition, from the “History” chapter of Critique of Postcolonial Reason GAYATRI CHAKRAVORTY SPIVAK [21] PART TWO Contexts and Trajectories Reflections on “Can the Subaltern Speak?”: Subaltern Studies After Spivak PARTHA CHATTERJEE [81] Postcolonial Studies: Now That’s History RITU BIRLA [87] The Ethical Affirmation of Human Rights: Gayatri Spivak’s Intervention DRUCILLA CORNELL [100] PART THREE Speaking of (Not) Hearing Death and the Subaltern RAJESWARI SUNDER RAJAN [117]