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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The Materiality of Serial Practice. Later on, in the s, Georges Balandier argued convincingly that most small-scale societies are heterogeneous, while Mauss, followed by Leach, noted that most societies, including the ‘cold’ enuncation ones, are in a process of change, similar to the notion of hybridity Mercier Instead, the world of the middle ground resulted in new sets of common conventions, which cannot be seen as hybrid combinations of elements from either side.

For instance, Dominguez’s example of the Iberian stone sculptures can also be discussed in terms of mimicry. The same goes for the native inhabitants.

It would, of course, be pointless to pit one source of information against another, they both have advantages and drawbacks as sources for archaeological analysis, but the material element of encounters has not been given due attention in traditional archaeological analysis and needs to be developed further.

Colonialism and Local Identities in Punic Sardinia. Now both literary critics and historians are enunciatjon cross-culturality as the possible ending enuncaition of an apparent endless human history of conquest and occupations.

That iteration negates our sense of the origins of the struggle.

On mimicry and materialities Another interesting concept that Bhabha has developed is the subversive dimension of mimicry But after a while problems emerged for the English as they began to run out of ammunition. We do not need Bhabha to understand that social collectives are normally heterogeneous and that individuals are simultaneously subject to ideologies, while at the same time their actions maintain or alter them Fahlander It is evident that Bhabha tries to avoid dealing with clusters of elements that certain larger collectives indeed seem to share.


Chapter Two 37 Concluding remarks In this paper, I have argued that archaeologists have a lot to learn from the writings of Homi Bhabha. The point of departure is thus detailed analysis of small-scale events, but not only in order to define specificity, but as a way tnird get at large-scale patterns and processes without the need for too much generalisation. Cambridge Spivak, Gayatri Chakravorty Mimicry repeats rather than re-presents Conditions and locations of social and cultural exclusion have their reflection in symbolic conditions and locations of cultural exchange.

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Traditionally, colonised peoples have been regarded passive victims of a brute hegemonic colonisation, in which coloniser’s culture and ideology was forced upon the colonised Bhabha Philips has noted a disturbing slippage between actual and abstract spaces in Bhabha’s writings. In his analysis of the colonial discourses, Bhabha seems to ignore the necessary relationship of the management of physical space, of resources and bodies in the discursive processes he discusses Brokaw He resorted to a clean appearance in extreme, always wearing new fresh clothes, silk cravat, meticulous shiny polished shoes and shaved himself up to seven times a day.

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. There can be little doubt that these three issues substantially will improve discussions on social encounters in prehistory, but most archaeologists have nonetheless been slow to employ postcolonial theory. But in order to avoid simplistic arguments of the importance of specific individuals or generalising models of anonymous acculturation, diffusion, invasion, or exchange, the analytic field of encounters need to be adhered from a more varied and complex perspective.


The same goes for historical archaeology of the Americas, Asia and Africa e. Both the provinces and the empire experienced a number of changes, which cannot be formulated in terms of hybridisation, syncretism or acculturation cf.

Cambridge University Press Wolf, Greg Such identified practices form the basis for a further analysis on more general patterns in social structure, ideology, and symbolic orders.

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Hedeager edsGothenburg: All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from November Log In Sign Up. On the contrary, the basic element of departure is normally od fictions of homogeneous cultures or ethnic groups. The process of hybridity thus makes the idea of cultures and ethnic collectives as homogeneous entities inconceivable, or in Gayatri Spivak’s words, elusive: Peter van Dommelen, has, in a number of texts, discussed the different effects of the Greek and Punic ‘colonisations’ in the Mediterranean area.

It undermines our sense of the homogenizing effects of cultural symbols and icons, by questioning our sense of the authority of cultural synthesis in general.