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The Location of Culture : Routledge Classics (Hardcover) - Homi K. Bhabha

The Location of Culture

Routledge Classics (Hardcover)

Hardcover Published: 10th February 1994
ISBN: 9780415016353
Number Of Pages: 444

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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, Bhabha explains why the post-colonial critique has altered forever the landscape of postmodern discourse.
"Location of Culture" examines the displacement of the colonist's ligitimizing cultural authority; the margins of Western "civility" put under colonial stress; the complex cultural and political boundaries which exist between the spheres of gender, race, class, and sexuality; the place of language, psychic affect, and narrative discourse in the construction of social authority and cultural identity.
Bhabha investigates a diverse range of texts in a bold attempt to specify the moment and the place of both colonial and post-colonial perspectives. He discusses writers such as Toni Morrison, Nadine Gordimer, and Salman Rushdie; historical documents such as those on the Indian Mutiny and by missionaries; race riots and nationhood; and he builds on the work of important cultural theorists such as Frantz Fanon and Edward Said.

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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

Introduction: Locations of culturep. 1
The commitment to theoryp. 19
Interrogating identity: Frantz Fanon and the postcolonial prerogativep. 40
The other question: Stereotype, discrimination and the discourse of colonialismp. 66
Of mimicry and man: The ambivalence of colonial discoursep. 85
Sly civilityp. 93
Signs taken for wonders: Questions of ambivalence and authority under a tree outside Delhi, May 1817p. 102
Articulating the archaic: Cultural difference and colonial nonsensep. 123
DissemiNation: Time, narrative and the margins of the modern nationp. 139
The postcolonial and the postmodern: The question of agencyp. 171
By bread alone: Signs of violence in the mid-nineteenth centuryp. 198
How newness enters the world: Postmodern space, postcolonial times and the trials of cultural translationp. 212
Conclusion: 'Race', time and the revision of modernityp. 236
Notesp. 257
Indexp. 277
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ISBN: 9780415016353
ISBN-10: 0415016355
Series: Routledge Classics (Hardcover)
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 444
Published: 10th February 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.79
Edition Number: 1