The Location of Culture / Edition 2

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Overview

Rethinking questions of identity, social agency and national affiliation, Bhabha provides a working, if controversial, theory of cultural hybridity - one that goes far beyond previous attempts by others. In
The Location of Culture, he uses concepts such as mimicry, interstice, hybridity, and liminality to argue that cultural production is always most productive where it is most ambivalent. Speaking in a voice that combines intellectual ease with the belief that theory itself can contribute to practical political change, Bhabha has become one of the leading post-colonial theorists of this era.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415336390
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/29/2004
  • Series: Routledge Classics Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 440
  • Sales rank: 430,258
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Homi K Bhabha (1949- ) Born into the Parsi community of Bombay, Bhabha is a leading voice in postcolonial studies. He is currently Professor of English and Afro-American Studies, Harvard University
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Table of Contents

Introduction : locations of culture 1
1 The commitment to theory 28
2 Interrogating identity : Frantz Fanon and the postcolonial prerogative 57
3 The other question : stereotype, discrimination and the discourse of colonialism 94
4 Of mimicry and man : the ambivalence of colonial discourse 121
5 Sly civility 132
6 Signs taken for wonders : questions of ambivalence and authority under a tree outside Delhi, May 1817 145
7 Articulating the archaic : cultural difference and colonial nonsense 175
8 Dissemination : time, narrative and the margins of the modern nation 199
9 The postcolonial and the postmodern : the question of agency 245
10 By bread alone : signs of violence in the mid-nineteenth century 283
11 How newness enters the world : postmodern space, postcolonial times and the trials of cultural translation 303
12 Conclusion : 'race', time and the revision of modernity 338
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