General theory of victims François Laruelle, translated by Jessie Hock and Alex dubilet malden, ma: Polity press, 184 pp. $19.95 [Book Review]

Dialogue 57 (4):935-936 (2018)
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Abstract

A review of Francoise Laruelle's General Theory of Victims, which places Laruelle's theory in the context of post-colonial theories of the subaltern subject after Gayatri Spivak and Edward Said. The review questions whether Laruelle's General Theory of Victims really allows the so-called victims to speak for themselves, or simply represents another attempt by Western (French?) intellectuals to speak to/through the victims, for their own political and theoretical purposes.

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