The Location Of Culture

Author: Homi K. Bhabha
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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.

An Analysis Of Homi K Bhabha S The Location Of Culture

Author: Stephen Fay
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Homi K. Bhabha’s 1994 The Location of Culture is one of the founding texts of the branch of literary theory called postcolonialism. While postcolonialism has many strands, at its heart lies the question of interpreting and understanding encounters between the western colonial powers and the nations across the globe that they colonized. Colonization was not just an economic, military or political process, but one that radically affected culture and identity across the world. It is a field in which interpretation comes to the fore, and much of its force depends on addressing the complex legacy of colonial encounters by careful, sustained attention to the meaning of the traces that they left on colonized cultures. What Bhabha’s writing, like so much postcolonial thought, shows is that the arts of clarification and definition that underpin good interpretation are rarely the same as simplification. Indeed, good interpretative clarification is often about pointing out and dividing the different kinds of complexity at play in a single process or term. For Bhabha, the object is identity itself, as expressed in the ideas colonial powers had about themselves. In his interpretation, what at first seems to be the coherent set of ideas behind colonialism soon breaks down into a complex mass of shifting stances – yielding something much closer to postcolonial thought than a first glance at his sometimes dauntingly complex suggests.

The Location Of Culture

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The Location Of Culture Critical Theory And The Postcolonial Perspective

Author: Homi Jehangir Bhabha
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The Location Of Culture

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The Location Of Culture

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Homi K. Bhabha's 1994 The Location of Culture is one of the founding texts of the branch of literary theory called postcolonialism. While postcolonialism has many strands, at its heart lies the question of interpreting and understanding encounters between the western colonial powers and the nations across the globe that they colonized. Colonization was not just an economic, military or political process, but one that radically affected culture and identity across the world. It is a field in which interpretation comes to the fore, and much of its force depends on addressing the complex legacy of colonial encounters by careful, sustained attention to the meaning of the traces that they left on colonized cultures. What Bhabha's writing, like so much postcolonial thought, shows is that the arts of clarification and definition that underpin good interpretation are rarely the same as simplification. Indeed, good interpretative clarification is often about pointing out and dividing the different kinds of complexity at play in a single process or term. For Bhabha, the object is identity itself, as expressed in the ideas colonial powers had about themselves. In his interpretation, what at first seems to be the coherent set of ideas behind colonialism soon breaks down into a complex mass of shifting stances - yielding something much closer to postcolonial thought than a first glance at his sometimes dauntingly complex suggests.

The Concept Of Hybridity In Derek Walcott S A Far Cry From Africa

Author: Markus Emerson
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Essay from the year 2011 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,7, TU Dortmund (American Studies), course: American Cultural Studies, language: English, abstract: One of the central concepts in the work of post-colonial writer Homi Bhabha is that of ‘hybridity’. In the Introduction to The Location of Culture, Bhabha reflects on aspects of hybridity in the context of the ‘in-between’ of cultures. The essay will briefly discuss a passage taken out of this book in order to get a better idea about the significance of the term hybridity. Afterwards, the idea of hybridity will be transferred to Derek Walcott’s poem “A Far Cry from Africa”. “The stairwell as liminal space, in-between the designations of identity, becomes the process of symbolic interaction [...]. This interstitial passage between fixed identifications opens up a possibility of a cultural hybridity that entertains difference without an assumed or imposed hierarchy. ” (Bhabha 2004: 3) The term ‘hybridity’, which is a very frequently used construct in post-colonial studies, seeks to explain the melting of different cultural ideas into one entity.

The Concept Of Culture

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Transcultural Euphoria

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Generational Traumas In Contemporary Cuban American Literature

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Through a critical examination of a number of artistic, musical, and literary productions created by the children of Cuban exiles, this book defines frameworks with which to discuss second-generation Cuban-American texts. The work analyzes the social and political implications of works produced by several artists all engaged in defining a cultural identity in exile.

Accounting For Newswork

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Trans Formations Of Cultural Identity In The English Speaking World

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Homi K Bhabha

Author: David Huddart
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Homi K. Bhabha is one of the most highly renowned figures in contemporary post-colonial studies. This volume explores his writings and their influence on postcolonial theory, introducing in clear and accessible language the key concepts of his work, such as 'ambivalence', 'mimicry', 'hybridity' and 'translation'. David Huddart draws on a range of contexts, including art history, contemporary cinema and canonical texts in order to illustrate the practical application of Bhabha's theories. This introductory guidebook is ideal for all students working in the fields of literary, cultural and postcolonial theory.

Relocation Of Culture

Author: professor or dr. simona. vallorani Bertacco (professor or dr. nicoletta)
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"The Relocation of Culture is about accents and borders, about people and cultures that have accents and that cross borders. So it is a book that deals with translation and nomadic identities, and with the many ways in which the increasing relevance of forced migrations has affected the practice of languages and the development of cultures in our times. The authors approach these issues from two different fields and perspectives ? that of an academic expatriate living and working in the USA and that of an Italian researcher working in the field of migration studies. The authors reflect on the practical and humane outcomes of migration and consider how translation ? in an educational framework ? may help reduce the anxiety of difference and the tendency to reject certain kinds of foreigners, mostly coming from former colonized areas, war zones. In everyday life, we ?translate? our feelings about the other ? the invader, the criminal, the enemy ? into attitudes and emotional reactions that are instinctual and almost pre-linguistic. Language, any language, is a step forward. It signals awareness, both self-awareness and awareness of the other, and it is the need for this awareness that The Relocation of Culture champions."--

Predicaments Of Culture In South Africa

Author: Ashraf Jamal
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Symptomatic of an emergent shift away from prescriptive and deterministic accounts of change in South Africa, Predicaments of culture in South Africa posits an open-ended and speculative approach to the question and agency of culture. The key question, posed by Justice Albie Sachs of the Constitutional Court of South Africa, 'what does it mean to be a South African?' is shifted from its familiar ontological and epistemological habitat, 'what is identity?', the better to embrace its ethical and political rider, 'what are identities for?', and its more pragmatic possibility, 'what can identities do?' These qualifications - Bhabha's - form the building blocks that skew and enrich existing presumptions about South Africa's history, its present moment and its future. Jamal challenges and qualifies the conflicting and contiguous drives of fatalism, positivism and relativism, which are the dominant claimants upon the South African cultural imaginary. It is this critical non-positionality that forms the distinctive trait of an inquiry which, in eschewing allegiance and closure, opens up the debate about what it means to be South African and the role of culture therein. 'In hindsight, and with the hither side of the future before us', Jamal's driving assumption is that 'world society is advancing towards yet another age of ignorance; an age beyond suspicion and irony, in which thought, whether self-critical or not, is no longer the agent of reason'. Jamal calls for an urgent reappraisal of the absence of love - of lovelessness - which he sees as the infected root of South Africa's inability to create a positively affirmative cultural imaginary.

Proceedings Of The Third International Conference On Culture Collections 14 To 19 March 1977

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The A Z Guide To Modern Literary And Cultural Theorists

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Bhabha For Architects

Author: Felipe Hernandez
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The work of Homi K. Bhabha has permeated into numerous publications which use postcolonial discourse as a means to analyze architectural practices in previously colonized contexts, particularly in Africa, Asia, the Middle-East, South-East Asia and, Latin America. Bhabha's use of the concept of ‘space’ has made his work highly appealing to architects and architectural theorists. This introductory book, specifically for architects, focuses on Bhabha’s seminal book The Location of Culture and reveals how his work contributes to architectural theory and the study of contemporary architectures in general, not only in colonial and postcolonial contexts.

Journal Of Cultural Studies

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Inalienable Citizenship

Author: James P. Byrne
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Ever since its mistaken discovery by Columbus the American experience has been a cartographic one, where the mapping of one's cultural experience onto the landscape of American identity constituted the first step in Americanization. By writing themselves over the native population as 'native citizens' the Anglo-Saxon immigrants created a palimpsest of American history, whereby inscription constituted the right of citizenship. Recognizing this, succeeding waves of immigrants sought to write their cultural experience onto the American landscape in an effort to mimic the process of Americanization adopted by the original American immigrants. By doing this, they hoped to parley their transnational consciousness into an indelible constituent of American identity and secure, for themselves and their people, American citizenship. For them this was an immigrant homeland for all those who, for one reason or another, had become dispossessed of the inalienable right of citizenship. With this as a starting point, this dissertation focuses on a comparative study of two traditions of ethnic American literature - Irish-American and Jewish-American - exploring and advancing a cross-cultural synthesis which ultimately involves a re-mapping of the turn-of-the-century ethnic experience as a hermeneutics of racial, cultural and political identity. Working from Homi K. Bhabha's theory, in The Location of Culture, "the borderline work of culture demands an encounter with 'newness' that is not part of the continuum of past and present [rather] it creates a sense of the new as an insurgent act of cultural translation," this dissertation encounters the work of Finley Peter Dunne, James T. Farrell, Abraham Cahan, and Daniel Fuchs by re-reading them as the literary voices of a counter-culture of ethnic identity that contradicts its stereotypical inscription by the mainstream literary tradition (7). Gathering the theoretical ideologies of different and some would say differing ethnic groups, this work reconsiders the distinctiveness of separate ethnic identities. While re-affirming certain differences in cultural morphologies it also recognizes the symbiosis inherent in the shared histories of oppression and discrimination inscribed upon these communities. Using the rhetorical and linguistic tools of contemporary cultural and literary criticism, it argues for the exegesis of these texts as "the insurgent act of cultural translation" of a historical moment in the tradition of ethnic American literature, and institutes their re-positioning as supranational texts which take the implied reader beyond the creational moment, returning him/her to it "in a spirit of revision and reconstruction," a spirit which not only alters the past but, in its reconstitution of the act of American historicizing, changes forever "the political conditions of the present" (Bhabha 3).