As global neoliberalism becomes the main instrument of exploitation, ideological oppression, and subalternisation, we have to re-imagine what the colonies were and our complicity with the colonies. What was there before the colonies? Did all deployment of power relations start with the colonies? Is our task still only to undo the effects of colonisation? Are we nothing but post-colonial? As planetary destruction by human greed is upon us, the mindset change that is required must accommodate such questions and more.

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Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak is a Professor at Columbia University. Her core interest is humanities for social justice. She has taught globally and held permanent posts in several US universities, including at Iowa, Texas-Austin, Emory and Pittsburgh.