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By Homi K. Bhabha

Rethinking questions of identification, social employer and nationwide association, Bhabha presents a operating, if debatable, concept of cultural hybridity - person who is going a ways past earlier makes an attempt by means of others. within the position of Culture, he makes use of thoughts equivalent to mimicry, interstice, hybridity, and liminality to argue that cultural creation is usually best the place it's so much ambivalent. conversing in a voice that mixes highbrow ease with the idea that idea itself can give a contribution to functional political switch, Bhabha has develop into one of many major post-colonial theorists of this period.

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