Applying the strategies of Deconstruction to Post-Colonialism, Gayatri Spivak seeks to undermine the power of centralized
discourses in the interest of clearing a space for marginalized voices.
Known for her ample erudition and opaque theoretical texts, Spivak combines abstract philosophical specu
Tackling the history of nations and colonies from the perspective of the "liminal spaces" between dominators and dominated, Homi Bhabha insists that all cultural identity is essentially and originally hybrid. By "liminal space," Bhabha means the site of conflict, interaction, and mutual assimilation
According to Jacques Derrida, structure -- the structure of language, for example -- occupies an impossible and ideal position: it at once posits an absolute center that holds everything together and a meta-perspective that also holds everything together. For Derrida, then, structure is defined by a