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.
'This is a superbly lucid, objective and illuminating entry into Bhabha's work. It is an excellent example of the usefulness and importance of the series itself.' - Bill Ashcroft, University of Hong Kong
Series Editor's Preface Acknowledgements Abbreviations 1. Why Bhabha? 2. Reading 3. The Stereotype 4. Mimicry 5. The Uncanny 6. The Nation 7. Cultural Rights 8. After Bhabha Further Reading Works Cited Index
Routledge Critical Thinkers is designed for students who need an accessible introduction to the key figures in contemporary critical thought. The books provide crucial orientation for further study and equip readers to engage with theorists' original texts.
The volumes in the Routledge Critical Thinkers series place each key theorist in his or her historical and intellectual context and explain:
Featuring extensively annotated guides to further reading, Routledge Critical Thinkers is the first point of reference for any student wishing to investigate the work of a specific theorist.