The Location of Culture

The Location of Culture

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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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 444 pages
  • 159 x 235 x 25.4mm | 748g
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0415016355
  • 9780415016353
  • 2,333,472

Table of contents

Preface


Acknowledgements


Introduction


2. The Earth in Space


3. The Earth in Time


4. Fragile Planet


5. "Hurt not the Earth"


6. Foes of the Earth


7. "Mother Earth?"


8. Gaia


9. Surveying the Prospects


10. Hope for the Earth


Notes


Select Bibliography


Index
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Review quote

'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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About Homi K. Bhabha

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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