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The location of culture / Homi K. Bhabha ; with a new preface by the author.

By: Bhabha, Homi K, 1949-Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Series: Routledge classicsPublication details: London ; New York : Routledge, 2004. Description: xxxi, 408 p. ; 20 cmISBN: 0415336392 (pbk.)Subject(s): Literature, Modern -- 19th century -- History and criticism | Literature, Modern -- 20th century -- History and criticism | Imperialism in literature | Colonies in literature | Culture conflict in literature | Politics and culture | Developing countries -- In literatureDDC classification: 809.93358 LOC classification: PN761 | .B48 2004Online resources: Publisher description
Contents:
Table of Content Locations of culture -- The commitment to theory -- Interrogating identity: Frantz Fanon and the postcolonial prerogative -- The other question: stereotype, discrimination and the discourse of colonialism -- Of mimicry and man: the ambivalence of colonial discourse -- Sly civility -- Signs taken for wonders: questions of ambivalence and authority under a tree outside Delhi, May 1817 -- Articulating the archaic: cultural difference and colonial nonsense -- DissemiNation: time, narrative and the margins of the modern nation -- The postcolonial and the postmodern: the question of agency -- By bread alone: signs of violence in the mid-nineteenth century -- How newness enters the world: postmodern space, postcolonial times and the trials of cultural translation -- Conclusion: 'race', time and the revision of modernity.
Summary: In rethinking questions of identity, social agency, and national affiliation, Bhabha provides a working, if controversial, theory of cultural hybridity, one that goes beyond previous attempts by others in trying to understand connections between colonialism and globalism. A scholar who writes about both metropolitan and diasporic literatures, as well as contemporary art, he discusses writers as diverse as Forster, Conrad, Gordimer, and Morrison. In The Location of Culture, Bhabha has reconceived concepts such as colonial mimicry, hybridity, and social liminality to argue that cultural production is always most productive where it is most ambivalent and transgressive.
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Originally published: London : Routledge, 1994.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [368]-396) and index.

Table of Content Locations of culture --
The commitment to theory --
Interrogating identity: Frantz Fanon and the postcolonial prerogative --
The other question: stereotype, discrimination and the discourse of colonialism --
Of mimicry and man: the ambivalence of colonial discourse --
Sly civility --
Signs taken for wonders: questions of ambivalence and authority under a tree outside Delhi, May 1817 --
Articulating the archaic: cultural difference and colonial nonsense --
DissemiNation: time, narrative and the margins of the modern nation --
The postcolonial and the postmodern: the question of agency --
By bread alone: signs of violence in the mid-nineteenth century --
How newness enters the world: postmodern space, postcolonial times and the trials of cultural translation --
Conclusion: 'race', time and the revision of modernity.

In rethinking questions of identity, social agency, and national affiliation, Bhabha provides a working, if controversial, theory of cultural hybridity, one that goes beyond previous attempts by others in trying to understand connections between colonialism and globalism. A scholar who writes about both metropolitan and diasporic literatures, as well as contemporary art, he discusses writers as diverse as Forster, Conrad, Gordimer, and Morrison. In The Location of Culture, Bhabha has reconceived concepts such as colonial mimicry, hybridity, and social liminality to argue that cultural production is always most productive where it is most ambivalent and transgressive.

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