The transition from a society of predominantly white ethnic groups to one that is multiracial. The 'Other' no longer geographically distanced, but within, and over time significantly shaping landscape and culture. The 'postcolonial' as an axis of subject formation is constructed not simply in dialogue with dominant white society, but is an effect of engagement between particular subjects, white society, the region of the origin and the region of religious and/ or political affiliation, what Paul Gilroy describes as 'the dialectics of the diasporic identification'. The concept of articulation within postmodern conjuncturalism foregrounds the production of the contexts, the ongoing effort by which the particular practices are removed from and inserted into different structures of the relationships, the construction of one set of relationships out of another, the continuous struggle to reposition practices within a shifting field of the forces.