Homi Bhabha

(1949 — )

Postcolonial Theory


Interstitial Perspective
Critical Theory
Stanford Presidential Lectures



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  • Location of Culture (1994): Bhabha uses concepts such as mimicry, interstice, hybridity, and liminality—all influenced by semiotics and Lacanian psychoanalysis—to argue that cultural production is always most productive where it is most ambivalent.
  • Nation and Narration (1990): Bhabha argues against the tendency to essentialize Third World countries into a homogenous identity. Instead, he claims that all sense of nationhood is narrativized. He argues that there is always ambivalence at the site of colonial dominance.