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"Acting in a Tight Spot: Homi Bhabha’s Postcolonial Politics"

"Acting in a Tight Spot: Homi Bhabha’s Postcolonial Politics"

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Title: "Acting in a Tight Spot: Homi Bhabha’s Postcolonial Politics"
Author: Kapoor, Ilan
Abstract: Homi Bhabha's writing on postcolonial agency foregrounds discursive subjection, yet retrieves subaltern subterfuge. It reconstructs a critical politics despite and because of hegemonic and orientalist representational systems. And it demonstrates the (im)possibility of a stable subject, but still manages to assert creative and performative agency. The article endeavours to analyse these feats and paradoxes, relying both on Bhabha's work and on some of the criticisms and controversies surrounding it.
Type: Article
Rights: This is an electronic version of an article published in New Political Science [Ilan Kapoor, "Acting in a Tight Spot: Homi Bhabha’s Postcolonial Politics," New Political Science 25.4 (2003): 561-577]. New Political Science is available online at: http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~content=t713439578~db=all The article is available online at: http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all~content=a738552425~frm=titlelink
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URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10315/7862
Published: Taylor and Francis
Citation: Ilan Kapoor, "Acting in a Tight Spot: Homi Bhabha’s Postcolonial Politics," New Political Science 25.4 (2003): 561-577.
Date: 2003

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