Sunday, June 28, 2009

a politics of culture ...

“Is the cause of radical art or critique best served, for instance by … [one] … who announces, at a flashpoint in the argument, ‘We are not artists, we are political activists?’ By obscuring the power of his own practice in the rhetoric of militancy, he fails to draw attention to the specific value of a politics of cultural production …. Forms of popular rebellion and mobilization are often most subversive and transgressive when they are created through oppositional cultural practices.”

(Homi Bhabha, “The commitment to theory.” [Questions of Third Cinema]. The Location of Culture, p. 29)

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