HOSTIS: A Short Introduction to the Politics of Cruelty

[This is a brief excerpt from the introduction to Hostis Issue 1. A PDF of the full issue can be found here.] THE PROBLEM with the social is not that it fails at its intended goals. There is no use in disputing the advances in education, science, or medicine brought by scientific planning of the … Continue reading HOSTIS: A Short Introduction to the Politics of Cruelty

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A Rupture in Colonial Reason: Spivak, Fanon, and The Question of Subalternity

This is an abridged draft for the upcoming ACLA conference in NYC in the Spring of 2014 I. Memories of a Spivakian Given her revisions in A Critique of Postcolonial Reason, Spivak delineates three main point regarding the subaltern. First, the subaltern refers to the space of “sheer heterogeneity of” decolonization. Second, “when a line … Continue reading A Rupture in Colonial Reason: Spivak, Fanon, and The Question of Subalternity