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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Cultural Diversity and Cultural Differences | Homi K. Bhabha

Soja for a conceptualization of the term within the social sciences and from a critical urban theory perspective. What emerges between mimesis and mimicry is a writing, a mode of representation, that marginalizes the monumentality of history, quite simply mocks its power to be a model, that power which supposedly makes it imitable. This page was last edited on 12 Decemberat In educational studiesManiotes [7] examined literary Third Space in a classroom where students’ cultural capital merged with content of the curriculum as students backed up their arguments in literature discussions.

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Close encounters in the third space Homi Bhabha is one of the most influential theorists within enunciatipn postcolonial movement and it is not surprising that his ideas and concepts have gained much interest among archaeologists the recent years of which this volume is but one example. It may seem at first more difficult to trace such complex processes in prehistory without the support of written accounts, but it is, however, not necessarily true.

This ambiguity regarding space which probably is intentional has lead to some misconceptions as well as alternative uses of the term ‘third space’. Lev Vygotsky Archive transcribed by Andy Blunden. There are, however, no tird 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. From Enuncixtion, the free encyclopedia.


In his dialogism thesis, Mikhail Bakhtin emphasizes a space of enunciation where negotiation of discursive doubleness gives birth to a new speech act:. This particular state of affairs was, however, very important for the development of the relations enuncistion the middle ground. Most such hybrid effects are, however, seldom radical and revolutionary, but rather consist of small displacements or glitches in the social fabric.

Nicholas Thomas summarises the problem elegantly: 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.

Another, more intricate example, concerns the knapped glass bottle artefacts discussed by Harrison, Harrison in this volume.

Pluto Press Fahlander, Fredrik In a sense, the Algonquian women were more important in process of weaving the different social collectives together than the official negotiations White It is that Third Space, though unrepresentable in itself, which constitutes the discursive conditions of enunciation that ensure that the meaning and symbols of culture have no primordial unity or fixity; that even the same signs can be appropriated, translated, rehistoricized, and read anew.

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The various instances of mimicry foster hybridity and ambivalence, which are articulated in third spaces where we also find the location of culture. Due to logistic problems, there were only two screwdrivers in the English camp. Now both literary critics and historians are recognizing cross-culturality as the possible ending point of an apparent endless human history of conquest and occupations.

Archaeology and the colonial encounter: The occurrence of new types of artefacts and materials, as well as new types of practices such as new ways of building houses or change in burial practice, are normally explained by acculturation, trade and exchange, migrations or hostile invasion by more developed groups.

Eugenia Hanfmann and Gertrude Vakar. It is not enlightening to argue that local agency and autonomy are significant in principle; what is important rather are the ways in which local efforts to encompass colonizers’ activities and offerings may be efficacious in some circumstances and limited and unsuccessful in others Thomas Interestingly, both groups regarded themselves as superior. White echoes Bhabha’s arguments when he concludes: The Location of Culture.


This latter point, taken together with the notion of mimicry, is perhaps the most important aspect of Bhabha’s work for archaeologists to concern.

Third Space Theory

These observations and insights are the result of empirical observations recognised by many anthropologists, but seem in general to have surpassed most archaeologists.

There are a number of different situations recorded by White hkmi illustrates the particular relations of the middle ground. Philips has noted a disturbing slippage between actual and abstract spaces in Bhabha’s writings. Rather, the potential of the concept lies thire discussing elements of the archaeological record as possible results from third space encounters.

Let us consider an example provided by the historian Peter Englund The middle ground is best viewed as a realm of constant invention, which created cultural demands of its own.

The material dimensions are of principal interest as material remains often give us access to social circumstances, not 2 Bhabha They all have developed in relation to a larger context and enunviation consist of elements of different origins which they to a varying extent have in common.

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For they all recognize that the problem of the cultural emerges only at the significatory boundaries of cultures, where meanings and values are mis read or signs are misappropriated …. Examples of such practices can be a certain way of doing things, a typical way of making a pot, regularities in the disposal of the dead, the way of organizing a house or settlement, etc.

Towards an archaeology of encounters I have eenunciation pointed out some possible areas in which a third space perspective can be applied and this is not the place to present a detailed account of an archaeological case-study but see Fahlander