Introduction to (dis) Locations: Language, Autobiography and Identity in Dialogue with Jacques Derrida

Author: Arvind-Pal Singh Mandair


About: Arvind-Pal Mandair provides an Introduction and a major essay to this major edited volume which focuses on Jacques Derrida’s small but important text “Monolingualism of the Other OR The Prosthesis of Origin”.  The essays in this collection address Derrida’s enigmatic statement “I have but one language – yet that language is not mine”. Combining theoretical reflection with historical and cultural specificity, each author analyses her or his own relationship to the idea of the so called “mother tongue” and identity politics. 


Arvind-Pal S. Mandair
Professor, Asian Languages and Cultures 

Tara Singh & Balwant Kaur Chattha, Gurbax Singh & Kirpal Kaur Brar Professor of Sikh Studies

Philosophy/Religion/Postcolonial Theory/Sikh Studies/South Asian Studies

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