Tags » Subaltern

Monochrome Ariel

Mare Zebras in floral rain-coats

flood past Sir Ladyfinger’s ship.
I had never seen so many stripes

Hunkering past the local skirt-shop.

And so my shoes garbled out few vowels to… 85 more words


“How She Saw Me Was How I Saw Myself”: On Gaslighting, Identity, and Personal Narrative

This piece was first published on Feminism in India: Your Everyday Intersectional Indian Feminism

In the 1944 mystery-thriller Gaslight, Ingrid Bergman plays the role of a woman whose husband manipulates her shrewdly, falsifying or negative hard evidence (including the flickering gaslight), leaving her to deal with disorientation, self-doubts, and hysteria. 1,080 more words

Vivek Chibber: on the Working Class, Capitalism, Marxism, Postcolonialism, and the State

Transcript of conversation with Vivek Chibber by Jacobin (audio)

Part I: Why we still talk about the working class

The issue before us is why socialists constantly focus on the working class as a strategic factor in society. 5,851 more words


“A dominant trend in scholarship has tended to associate modernity with reforming rulers, colonialist policies, or Europeanized elites in the nineteenth century. I attempt to find some answers to this question by looking both back in time to the eighteenth century and earlier and lower down in the social strata to artisans involved in production.

96 more words

Hati-Hati dengan Representasi

“Ini anaknya ya bu?”ucap pejabat tersebut di depan seorang ibu pemulung yang Ia temui dalam kegiatan kunjungan lapangan, ke salah satu Tempat Pembuangan Akhir di daerah Makassar, Sulawesi Selatan. 1,091 more words

The subaltern melody

She has a voice even though she hasn’t found hers yet.
What will happen when she does? 


Mine to bear

There’s a crick in my shoulder.

A stiffness; there it is again –

that niggling pain.

Hard like a boulder

yet heavier still…

what could it be? 166 more words