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" The menace of mimicry is its double vision which in disclosing the ambivalence of colonial discourse also disrupts its authority. "
Imperial Desire: Dissident Sexualities and Colonial Literature - Page 140
by Philip Holden, Richard R. Ruppel
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Masks of Difference: Cultural Representations in Literature, Anthropology ...

David Richards, Richards David - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 348 pages
...describes as 'colonization-thingification' behind which there stands the essence of the presence africaine. The menace of mimicry is its double vision which in...ambivalence of colonial discourse also disrupts its authority.11 The image of the mask is, in his terms, a sign of 'no presence'. Yet Bhabha seems to reproduce...
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The Politics of Home: Postcolonial Relocations and Twentieth-Century Fiction

Rosemary M. George, Rosemary Marangoly George - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 265 pages
...mimesis, in which to be Anglicized, is emphatically not to be English."39 Bhabha goes on to elaborate: "[t]he menace of mimicry is its double vision which...of colonial discourse also disrupts its authority" (p. 129). Other citations from Conrad's own writing put a decisive brake on our desire to read some...
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Performance: A Critical Introduction

Marvin Carlson - Art - 20e siècle - 1996 - 247 pages
...against the process of domination by introducing the destabilizing carnival of mimicry, and the menace of its "double vision, which in disclosing the ambivalence of colonial discourse also disrupts its authority."64 Schneider cites Spiderwoman's restaging of "Snake Oil Sideshows" (Winnetou's Snake Oil...
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Tensions of Empire: Colonial Cultures in a Bourgeois World

Frederick Cooper, Ann Laura Stoler, Willy Brandt Distinguished University Professor of Anthropology and Historical Studies Ann Laura Stoler - History - 1997 - 470 pages
...as "colonization-thingification" '3 behind which there stands the essence of the presence Africaine. The menace of mimicry is its double vision, which...of colonial discourse also disrupts its authority. And it is a double vision that is a result of what I've described as the partial representation/recognition...
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The Explicit Body in Performance

Rebecca Schneider - Performing Arts - 1997 - 237 pages
...the menace of mimicry is in fact the potential return or ricochet of that gaze. As Bhabha puts it: "The menace of mimicry is its double vision which...of colonial discourse also disrupts its authority." Thus, "the reforming, civilizing mission is threatened by the displacing gaze of its disciplinary double"...
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Queer Forster

Robert K. Martin, George Piggford - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 302 pages
...that masks a threatening racial difference only to reveal the gaps in colonial power and knowledge, a "double vision which in disclosing the ambivalence...of colonial discourse also disrupts its authority" (Bhabha 86). But although the punkah wallah precipitates a resistance to colonial authority by disrupting...
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Other Sisterhoods: Literary Theory and U.S. Women of Color

Sandra Kumamoto Stanley - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 351 pages
...colonial ethnographic practice, rearticulating the whole and threatening the stability of white identity. "The menace of mimicry is its double vision which...of colonial discourse also disrupts its authority" (Bhabha 129). Bhabha continues, "The ambivalence of colonial authority repeatedly turns from mimicry...
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Haiti, History, and the Gods

Joan Dayan, Colin Dayan - History - 1998 - 339 pages
...emptying out of "presence" or "identity," leaving only a husk. What Bhabha calls mimicry's "menace" is its "double vision which in disclosing the ambivalence...of colonial discourse also disrupts its authority." Somewhere between mimicry and mockery lies the possibility that the "civilizing mission" itself can...
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Key Concepts in Post-colonial Studies

Bill Ashcroft, Gareth Griffiths, Helen Tiffin - Colonies - 1998 - 275 pages
...menace of mimicry does not he in its concealment of some real identity behind its mask, but comes from its 'double vision which in disclosing the ambivalence...of colonial discourse also disrupts its authority' (88). The 'menace' of post-colonial writing, then, does not necessarily emerge from some automatic...
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Gender and Identity Formation in Contemporary Mexican Literature

Marina Pérez de Mendiola - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 170 pages
...recognizable other, as a subject of a difference that is almost the same, but not quite. . . . [Yet] the menace of mimicry is its double vision which in disclosing the ambivalence [of heterosexual discourse, in the case of our study] also disrupts its authority" (126-29; emphasis in...
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