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Going Global with a Local Subaltern
Going Global with a Local Subaltern

Author(s): Gabriela Robeci
Subject(s): History of Philosophy, Philosophical Traditions, Non-European Philosophy, Semiology, Political Philosophy, Special Branches of Philosophy, Comparative Study of Literature, Indian Philosophy, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Ontology
Published by: Presa Universitara Clujeana
Keywords: culture; subculture; globalism; regionalism; free speech; silencing history; representing marginalia;

Summary/Abstract: The notion of the Subaltern has come to have deep roots in understanding postcolonial history. Established by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, it has come to define the essence of global cultural relations, as we perceive them today. However, the origin of this theory could not have been less regional, with a starting point in Calcutta in the first half of the 20th century. The way in which it describes the relations of power between India and the British Empire gives place to a global understanding of a dominant culture took control of subjects in minority. This paper is going to seek to expose the roots of the notion of Subalterns, not refraining from touching upon disparities between genders, nations, and traditions.

  • Issue Year: 1/2020
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 105-114
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: English