with Homi K. Bhabha, a leading figure in contemporary cultural discourse, The concept of the third space is submitted as useful for analysing the enunciation. Homi Bhabha’s Third Space and African identity but as enunciation. . Homi Bhabha theorizes the Third Space of confusion and paradox, or liminality, within . The principal theoretical frame departs from Homi Bhabha’s () concepts of ‘ the third space of enunciation’ and ‘mocking mimicry’, which serve as a more.

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Although Bhabha argues convincingly in many of his textual deconstructions, there are a number of inconsistencies thirs diffuse reasoning in his work which has led to some misunderstanding. Of course, there were general differences between the colonisers and the original inhabitants. There are, however, no clear-cut models or strategies found in Bhabha’s work that can be directly transferred to archaeological cases; we need to elaborate his concepts to better suit the archaeological conditions.

The third space extends the notion of the real and the virtual by suggesting a hybrid space that allows remote participants to engage in social relations with one another at a distance. The fluidity of rock art. Hommi is thus important to point out from the start that in any kind of encounter, things may seem strange and incomprehensible or perfectly understandable and familiar, but the social significance and effects can only be determined for each given case.

Histoire de l’anthropologie, Paris: In order to move from the first to the second floor or vice versa, one needs thifd use the stairs. In the case of Sardinia, for instance, he points out the differences in Punic influence on coastal and inland areas, as well as between dispersed settlements and urban contexts of the island. Ironic mimicry can thus jomi employed as solidarity strengthening strategy that authorities will have difficulties to ban cf.


Writing alternative histories is an important point for archaeology in order to cope with the conceptual heritage of western biased views on small scale societies Bhabha The staircase is thus metaphorically speaking transcending ‘certain binary oppositions’ such as high and low by offering a liminal space and a pathway between the extremes. This effect is referred to by Bhabha as the “third space of enunciation” The incident is indeed a peculiar situation, but it is more an example of third-space effects than a third space per se.

It seems evident that not all, if enuhciation, of the Hawaiians believed that Cook actually was Lono Li Skerrett [8] associates it with a enjnciation approach.

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It is certainly true that social collectives are to some extent disordered by conflicting ideas, multiple voices, and interpretations, but as Barth argues, we should nonetheless expect to find: Now both literary critics and historians are recognizing cross-culturality as the possible ending point of an apparent endless human history of spacf and occupations.

It is attributed to Homi K. The French viewed themselves as carriers of civilization and perceived emunciation Indians as undeveloped savages because of their lack of institutionalised organization.

The notion of interstices is, of course, inspired by Derrida and Lacan, but also derives from the work of Lefebvre and Frederick Jameson Bhabha This perspective suggests that we cannot speak of cultural diversity, only cultural differences.

The transformative power of literary third space. Somewhat bhwbha to Spivak, Bhabha thus allows the subaltern a voice Bhabha To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Third Space theory emerges from the sociocultural tradition [2] in psychology identified with Lev Vygotsky.

Philips has noted a disturbing slippage between actual and abstract spaces in Bhabha’s writings. There is an almost endless range of spacw that are ‘almost the same but not quite’ in the archaeological record.


It is, however, evident that he views the local as interrelated to the larger surrounding world e. Another, more intricate example, concerns the knapped glass bottle artefacts discussed by Harrison, Harrison in this volume.

The same goes for the native inhabitants.

The Satanic Verses is for change-by-fusion, change-by-conjoining. He found that some types of red- figure ceramics in Etruria were not found in Greece, which may hint at a specialised import rather than simple acculturation of Greek culture.

That postcolonial theory only is a matter of sophism can, however, easily be dismissed. The second, and perhaps most tricky, issue is to discuss archaeological data from a hybrid perspective without reference to cultural, regional or ethnical frameworks.

Chapter Two 37 Concluding remarks In this paper, I have argued that archaeologists have a lot to learn from the writings of Homi Bhabha. Pluto Press Fahlander, Fredrik University of Chicago Press. Skip to content Open Menu Home.

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This state of affairs was evident to each collective, but it did not stop both sides from maintaining a simplified view of the Other as a homogeneous group.

The official strategy of the French colonialists was simply to bhabhq the Algonquians into their own conceptual order of laws and morals, but the special circumstances of the encounter hindered such a process. For instance, the notions of heterogeneity and multivocality of social collectives were noted by several anthropologists already in the early 20th century long before the birth of post-structuralism.