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How Does the Subaltern Speak?
Vivek Chibber argues that postcolonial theory discounts the enduring value of Enlightenment universalism at its own peril. Focusing particularly on the strain of postcolonial theory known as subaltern...
Marxism and "Subaltern Studies"
A review of Vivek Chibber's book Postcolonial Theory and the Specter of Capital.
Museum of the World and Image
Becerra, Diana C.S.
Challenges the "official narrative" that re-writes the Civil War as a struggle of "national security" against an "internal communist threat," manifested in the form of unions, student groups, human ri...
Postcolonial Theory and the Specter of Capital
Against the thesis that Western subalterns are made of different stuff, Chibber argues that human beings are, at their core, not that different across contexts. The winds of history and culture may ch...
Postcolonial Thought's Blind Alley
Throughout the 20th century, the anchor for anti-colonial movements was, at least for the left, a belief that oppression was wrong wherever it was practised, because it was an affront to basic human n...
Review of Vivek Chibber's Postcolonial Theory and the Specter of Capital
Carr, David Matthew
A book review of Vivek Chibber's Postcolonial Theory and the Specter of Capital. Vivek Chibber challenges the post-Marxist framework of the Subaltern Studies group.
Vivek Chibber is an Indian academic, Marxist theorist, editor and a professor of sociology.