Week 2 – “Notes on Vernacular Cosmopolitanism” Bhabha

October 7, 2007

I liked what Bhabha said towards the end of his article that in order to understand the minority, we have to look at the past because “the values of many so-called ‘western’ ideals of government and community are themselves derived from the colonial and postcolonial experience” (49). It’s important that we assess our own worldviews and cultural biases so we are aware of the lens we look through and the implications for our misconceptions. We are none of us able to approach these issues in a vacuum.

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