Precis-- Repeat but not reproduce

Bhabha discusses how mimicry is not reflection, but rather it is the attempt to not completely reproduce but it is the act of reproducing while showing the difference. Sometimes it is used for mockery because of this reason, look to SNL and their portrayal of Sarah Palin in the last election. Bhabaha then goes on to talk about in the colonial era the rulers attempted to have the colonized people imitate their way of life, their culture and to ultimately be a portrayal of the ruling country. All of this was done while still hoping that the colonized wouldn't completely remove their culture; in this was were colonies using mimicry. Look at the Iraq War, US Forces are there to help the Iraqi people be more Americanized, yet they don't want them to loose their heritage.

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