Theoretical Issues in Listening to the Voice of Marginalized Others
Simmons (2011) writes of Gayatri Spivak's work on listening to marginalized voices: "Spivak is not claiming a privileged place for herself from which she can accurately represent the widows’ voices. She readily admits that any solution she offers will be tinged by a colonial discourse—even for the most radical among us, “all speaking, even seemingly the most immediate, entails a distanced decipherment by another, which is, at best, an interception” (1999, 309). As such, the subaltern’s voice remains something of a secret." Thoughts?