Can the Subaltern be Represented? Alcune note sul concetto di Rappresentanza in G. C. Spivak

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Abstract

[automatically translated] In the postcolonial critique of the figure / lla subordinate / a is necessarily mediated by the problems of representation and, starting from the known essay by Spivak, reflection was divided on relations: to speak for - to re-present - to speak about; darstellen - vertreten; representation - representation, however, lacking - and it's reflection that the essay intends to propose - the aspects related to the political-theological dimension of Repräsentation, modern political representation. Having traced the political representation to the concept of Vertretung, as in reading Spivak, has evaded, if not foreclosed, the theological-political dimension, which should, conversely, be a highlight of critical aspect to the sovereign subject and which should be taken into account in considering the processes of subjectivity subordinate and subordinate. The weakness of a concept of political representation, thus understood generates a non-said, one not explored space, both in the critique of the sovereign subject is in the concept of subordination, leaving the shadows some significant segments of the genealogy of processes of subjectivity
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationPercorsi dell'Humanum. Studi in onore di Francesco Conigliaro
Pages73-94
Number of pages22
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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NameTEORIA POLITICA E GIURIDICA / COLLANA DI STUDI DEL DIPARTIMENTO DI STUDI EUROPEI E DELLA INTEGRAZIONE INTERNAZIONALE-D.E.M.S., UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI PALERMO

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