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1st Edition

Homi K. Bhabha

ISBN 9780415328241
Published February 14, 2006 by Routledge
192 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

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David Huddart is Assistant Professor of English Literature at the Chinese University of Hong Kong


'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