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
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