Homi Bhabha's Theory Of Globalization

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Globalization is a common term in today’s society, shaping cultures and lives. With the post-colonial age, the boundaries of the countries extended to adopt more different cultural practices within those boundaries than ever before. Terms, such as ‘one’ ‘unification’ ‘community’ and others suggesting to leave the notion of separated nations and join in the new cosmopolitical and global society are often used within the concept of globalization. This unifying imagination of the globe encourages understanding of the influence of globalization in a variety of different dimensions such as economic, geopolitical, technological and cultural. Furthermore, term globalization still includes the colonial and post-colonial theories in a wide variety…show more content…
To frame the research, I will concentrate on Homi Bhabha's theory of hybridization and third space which became a fundamental theory of globalized cultures. Considering cultural hybridity as a product of globalization I will raise questions of cultural identity and its representation in the relation with other cultures, thus creating the third space. Second part of the essay is dedicated to Ni Haifeng and his exploration of identification and globalization issues by framing it with the concept of third space in two closely connected artworks: ‘Of the Departure and the Arrival’ and 'Shrinkage…show more content…
In other words, in a globalized world, the differing of cultures adopts a concept of hybridization. Bhabha argues that any culture carries hybridity in itself. The process of cultural hybridity gives rise to something different, something new and unrecognizable, a new area of negotiation of meaning and representation . This new concept contrast with others (i.e. cultural translation) in the sense that cultural hybridization doesn’t seek to trace two original moments from which cultures emerge or to separate them, but rather hybridity allows the emerge of new culture which displaces the histories that constitute it and sets up new structures of authority, new political initiatives, which are inadequately understood through received wisdom. This new concept of culture to him is a ‘third space’ which denies two moments from which cultures emerge by replacing it with yet other positions to
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