Book Review: An Aesthetic Education in the Era of Globalization, Gayatri C. Spivak
Keywords:Spivak, gloabalisation, aesthetic
An Aesthetic Education in the Era of Globalization (AEEG) has 25 essays spanning a period of 23 years and represents Spivak's cumulative retrospection on the meaning, difficulties, joys and paradoxes of teaching in the humanities focusing on the conflictual intersections of ethics, aesthetics and politics. The book has been described as an enthusiastic reminder of â€œpedagogyâ€™s power to reach beyond the logic of capitalâ€ (Bari, 2012, p.1). The book offers a patterned mosaic of her pedagogical propositions, something that can be extremely useful for thinking education â€œotherwise.â€
However, in order to give justice to Spivakâ€™s propositions it is necessary to trace them back to the context of critique within which they emerged. Therefore, what I decided to do in this review article is to offer a very brief synthesis of Spivakâ€™s critiques and propositions that I think are of most value to an â€œOtherâ€ education and, in order to do this, I will focus on her work as whole; not only her latest book...
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