The Location of Culture

The Location of Culture

by Homi K. Bhabha
     
 

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415016353
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/15/1994
Series:
Routledge Classics Series
Pages:
444
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.06(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction: Locations of culture1
1The commitment to theory19
2Interrogating identity: Frantz Fanon and the postcolonial prerogative40
3The other question: Stereotype, discrimination and the discourse of colonialism66
4Of mimicry and man: The ambivalence of colonial discourse85
5Sly civility93
6Signs taken for wonders: Questions of ambivalence and authority under a tree outside Delhi, May 1817102
7Articulating the archaic: Cultural difference and colonial nonsense123
8DissemiNation: Time, narrative and the margins of the modern nation139
9The postcolonial and the postmodern: The question of agency171
10By bread alone: Signs of violence in the mid-nineteenth century198
11How newness enters the world: Postmodern space, postcolonial times and the trials of cultural translation212
12Conclusion: 'Race', time and the revision of modernity236
Notes257
Index277

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