Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Quotes 2017 #67

"We should cut Fanon a little slack here when he reads literature as evidence, understand that he is reading the text as mind, as he would in his practice read minds as text. We cannot imitate him absolutely. The mind doctor does it one-on-one, not just in groups, and therefore when Fanon says that it is not just individual but social, we have to believe him more. What I am trying to do is to talk about subject position. And when he reads literature as evidence, we have to understand his protocols and not imitate him, as socialism attempted to imitate Marx."

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Readings.