ABSTRACT

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.

chapter |27 pages

Introduction

Locations of Culture

chapter 1|29 pages

The Commitment to Theory

chapter 2|37 pages

Interrogating Identity

Frantz Fanon and the Postcolonial Prerogative

chapter 3|27 pages

The Other Question

Stereotype, Discrimination and the Discourse of Colonialism

chapter 4|11 pages

Of Mimicry and Man

The Ambivalence of Colonial Discourse

chapter 5|13 pages

Sly Civility

chapter 6|30 pages

Signs Taken for Wonders

Questions of Ambivalence and Authority Under a Tree Outside Delhi, May 1817

chapter 7|24 pages

Articulating the Archaic

Cultural Difference and Colonial Nonsense

chapter 8|46 pages

Dissemination

Time, Narrative and the Margins of the Modern Nation 1

chapter 9|38 pages

The Postcolonial and the Postmodern

The Question of Agency

chapter 10|20 pages

By Bread Alone

Signs of Violence in the Mid-Nineteenth Century

chapter 11|35 pages

How Newness Enters the World

Postmodern Space, Postcolonial Times and the Trials of Cultural Translation

chapter 12|30 pages

Conclusion

‘Race’, Time and the Revision of Modernity