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Levinas and the Postcolonial
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Levinas and the Postcolonial: Race, Nation, Other

John E. Drabinski

Abstract

What can we learn from reading Levinas alongside postcolonial theories of difference? With that question in view, this book undertakes readings of Gayatri Spivak, Homi Bhabha, Édouard Glissant, and Subcommandante Marcos in order to rethink ideas of difference, language, subjectivity, ethics, and politics. Through these philosophical readings, the author gives a new perspective on the work of these important postcolonial theorists, and helps make Levinas relevant to other disciplines concerned with postcolonialism and ethics.

Keywords: Levinas, postcolonial theories, postcolonialism, language, subjectivity, ethics, Gayatri Spivak, Homi Bhabha, Édouard Glissant, Subcommandante Marcos

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780748641031
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641031.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John E. Drabinski, author