This photo represents immigration, a new beginning, and a movement of culture from one place to another. In a way, creating a new culture by contact. I chose to search for “immigrant” when picking a picture for this post because I thought it best represented this quote from the reading: “Where, once, the transmission of national traditions was the major theme of a world literature, perhaps we can now suggest that transnational histories of migrants, the colonized, or political refugees-these border and frontier conditions- may be the terrains of new world literature” (Bhabha 12).
This quote in particular, stuck out to me. The Bhabha reading was centered around the idea of multiculturalism and the representation of culture. Who’s stories are told, how they are represented and who gets to tell them… This also ties in with another important aspect of the Introduction, that there are competing factors within ethnic groups to express their cultures, as well as the overall competitiveness between different groups to represent their culture. Bhabha stresses the importance for cultural differences, however he makes sure that it is understood the difficulties in achieving this.
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