The Location of Culture

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In Location of Culture, Homi Bhabha sets out the conceptual imperative and political consistency of the post-colonial intellectual project. In a provocative series of essays, Bhaba explains why the post-colonial critiquwe has altered forever the landscape of postmodern


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that theory itself can contribute to practical political change (Voice Literary Supplement)

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'Bhabha is that rare thing, a reader of enormous subtlety and wit, a theorist of uncommon power. His work is a landmark in the exchange between ages, genres and cultures; the colonial, post-colonial, modernist and postmodern.'Edward Said
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415016353
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/15/1994
  • Series: Routledge Classics Series
  • Pages: 444
  • Age range: 18 years
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.06 (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 19
2 Interrogating identity: Frantz Fanon and the postcolonial prerogative 40
3 The other question: Stereotype, discrimination and the discourse of colonialism 66
4 Of mimicry and man: The ambivalence of colonial discourse 85
5 Sly civility 93
6 Signs taken for wonders: Questions of ambivalence and authority under a tree outside Delhi, May 1817 102
7 Articulating the archaic: Cultural difference and colonial nonsense 123
8 DissemiNation: Time, narrative and the margins of the modern nation 139
9 The postcolonial and the postmodern: The question of agency 171
10 By bread alone: Signs of violence in the mid-nineteenth century 198
11 How newness enters the world: Postmodern space, postcolonial times and the trials of cultural translation 212
12 Conclusion: 'Race', time and the revision of modernity 236
Notes 257
Index 277
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