Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak on Interest - Dictionary of Arguments
Brocker I 716
Interest/Desire/Subject/Politics/Emancipation/SpivakVsFoucault/SpivakVsDeleuze/Spivak: Foucault and Deleuze (1) equate the interest and desire of the subject with what is wrong according to Spivak (2): Both ignore the question of subject production, in which desire and interest can neither be described symmetrically nor mutually reinforced. (3)
The reason for this can be found in Marx, in a distinction between two types of representation (see Representation/Marx): the political representative of the small farmers is a representative of the middle classes who is not really interested in the fate of the farmers. (4) See Representation/Spivak.
1. Michel Foucault, „Intellectuals and Power. A Conversation between Michel Foucault and Gilles Deleuze”, in: Donald F. Bouchard (ed.) Language, Counter-Memory, Practice, Selected Essays and Interviews by Michel Foucault, Ithaca, N.Y. 1977, p. 207f
2. Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak “Can the subaltern speak?” in: Cary Nelson/Lawrence Grossberg (Ed.) Marxism and the Interpretation of Culture, Urbana Ill./Chicago 1988 271-313. Dt.: Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Can the subaltern speak? Postkolonialität und subalterne Artikulation, Wien 2008, S. 275-278.
3. Vgl. Morris 2010, 3f.
4. Vgl. Karl Marx, Der achtzehnte Brumaire des Louis Bonaparte, Frankfurt/M. 2007 (zuerst 1852)
Nikita Dhawan, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak “Can the subaltern speak?” in: Manfred Brocker (Hg.) Geschichte des politischen Denkens. Das 20. Jahrhundert. Frankfurt/M. 2018_____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
Gayatri Ch. Spivak
Subaltern Studies. Deconstructing Historiography New York/Oxford 1988
Geschichte des politischen Denkens. Das 20. Jahrhundert Frankfurt/M. 2018