The Rani of Sirmur: An Essay in Reading the Archives

  title={The Rani of Sirmur: An Essay in Reading the Archives},
  author={G. Spivak},
  journal={History and Theory},
  • G. Spivak
  • Published 1985
  • Sociology
  • History and Theory
Two years ago, when a conference with the title "Europe and Its Others" was proposed by the Sociology of Literature Group at Essex, I made some pious remarks about an alternative title, namely, "Europe as an Other." It has since then seemed to me that the proposed revision was ill-considered in at least two ways. First, it ignored the fact that the history and the theory that such a conference would want to expose are precisely those of how Europe had consolidated itself as sovereign subject by… Expand
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