Homi Bhabha Third Space

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  • Homi Jehangir Bhabha, FRS (30 October 1909 – 24 January 1966) was an Indian nuclear physicist who played a major role in the development of the Indian atomic energy program and is considered to be the father of India's nuclear program.
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  • Fluid compartments in the mammalian body broadly comprise two compartments, each with several subdivisions: intracellular fluid, which makes up approximately 60-65% of body water, and extracellular fluid, which makes up the other 35-40% of body water.
  • The mixture of meanings that emerges when two cultures interact, as under colonialism. See ambivalence, hybridity, liminal space, paradoxical space.
homi bhabha third space Splitting
'If, for a while, the ruse of desire is calculable for the uses of discipline soon the repetition of guilt, justification, pseudo-scientific theories, superstition, spurious authorities, and classifications can be seen as the desperate effort to “normalize” formally the disturbance of a discourse of splitting that violates the rational, enlightened claims of its enunciatory modality.' - Homi K. Bhabha. Don't worry, you're not supposed to understand that sentence, as a matter of fact it came second place in 'Bad Writing Competition' award for scholarly books and articles! Basically, big multicultural cities can cause what is called 'Splitting' which means the identity of the inhabiter will have to eventually 'split' between his/her old cultural background and the new one in order to 'blend' with the situation he/she is in in a process called 'Dissemination'. That was the worst attempt to explain Bhabha ever! Anyway... this will be the last shot of the Black and White in the City project which I enjoyed shooting and posting so much :) I think I will post some of my old work after this until I get a chance to shoot something new.
Homi K. Bhabha speaks at UC Berkeley