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

The Location of Culture

Routledge Classics

Paperback Published: 1st September 2004
ISBN: 9780415336390
Number Of Pages: 440

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Terry Eagleton once wrote in the Guardian, 'Few post-colonial writers can rival Homi Bhabha in his exhilarated sense of alternative possibilities'. In 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. A scholar who writes and teaches about South Asian literature and contemporary art with incredible virtuosity, he discusses writers as diverse as Morrison, Gordimer, and Conrad. In The Location of Culture, Bhabha 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.

Introduction : locations of culturep. 1
The commitment to theoryp. 28
Interrogating identity : Frantz Fanon and the postcolonial prerogativep. 57
The other question : stereotype, discrimination and the discourse of colonialismp. 94
Of mimicry and man : the ambivalence of colonial discoursep. 121
Sly civilityp. 132
Signs taken for wonders : questions of ambivalence and authority under a tree outside Delhi, May 1817p. 145
Articulating the archaic : cultural difference and colonial nonsensep. 175
Dissemination : time, narrative and the margins of the modern nationp. 199
The postcolonial and the postmodern : the question of agencyp. 245
By bread alone : signs of violence in the mid-nineteenth centuryp. 283
How newness enters the world : postmodern space, postcolonial times and the trials of cultural translationp. 303
Conclusion : 'race', time and the revision of modernityp. 338
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ISBN: 9780415336390
ISBN-10: 0415336392
Series: Routledge Classics
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 440
Published: 1st September 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.68 x 12.7  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition