From Multiculturalism To Hybridity

Autore: Karin Baumgartner
Editore: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443825190
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From Multiculturalism to Hybridity: New Approaches to Teaching Switzerland places Switzerland within the context of transnational labor migration and examines how this German-, French-, Italian-, and Romansh-speaking nation is being transformed by the influx of migrants from all over the world who now constitute a fifth of the population. This dynamic mixture of cultures and races is embodied by a new generation of citizens who call themselves “Secondas and Secondos,” the second generation. Today, Switzerland is leading all industrial nations in growth potential and economic benefits from migration (OECD). The articles in this volume analyze the challenges, successes, and ongoing struggles Switzerland experiences with migration, focusing specifically on what it means to shape a nation-state by political will rather than linguistic and cultural unity. From Multiculturalism to Hybridity also offers teaching suggestions for the French, German, and Italian language and literature classroom as well as for courses in Social, Cultural, and Political Studies. Articles address the hybrid literatures and cultures of Switzerland including films, pageants, smellscapes, and women’s issues and place Switzerland in the context of a unifying European continent. Readers will find ideas and resources for critically investigating and teaching the concepts of cultural hybridity and transculturalism in the high school and college classroom.

Multiculturalism And Hybridity In African Literatures

Autore: Hal Wylie
Editore: Africa World Press
ISBN: 9780865438408
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This volume of essays covers all phases and geographical areas of African literature, including lesser known areas such as oral literature, literature written in African languages and Lusophone literature. Also included are articles on Caribbean literature, developments in South African theatre, and two articles on African film. Several writers receive special attention: Chinua Achebe, Maryse Conde, Wole Soyinka, Niyi Osundare, Ngugi wa Thiong'o and Hampate Ba. Also included are the key-note addresses by Achebe, Conde and Osundare.

Debating Cultural Hybridity

Autore: Professor Pnina Werbner
Editore: Zed Books Ltd.
ISBN: 1783601892
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Why is it still so difficult to negotiate differences across cultures? In what ways does racism continue to strike at the foundations of multiculturalism? Bringing together some of the world's most influential postcolonial theorists, this classic collection examines the place and meaning of cultural hybridity in the context of growing global crisis, xenophobia and racism. Starting from the reality that personal identities are multicultural identities, Debating Cultural Hybridity illuminates the complexity and the flexibility of culture and identity, defining their potential openness as well as their closures, to show why anti-racism and multiculturalism are today still such hard roads to travel.

Identity Hybridity And Cultural Home

Autore: Shuang Liu
ISBN: 9781783481248
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Explores identity formation and cultural home for generations of Chinese immigrants living in multicultural societies across the world.

Multiculturalism In Salman Rushdie

Autore: Devasree Chakravarti
Editore: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9783659328589
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A name that never fails to ring a bell for literary as well as non-literary persons for a variety of reasons is Sir Salman Rushdie. A writer of international stature, Rushdie is a man of many talents juggling between various genres of literature to other related artistic fields of an actor, copywriter and producer. A conscientious literary artist, Rushdie is a sensitive writer who is concerned for the human race. He is pained by the gradual loss of multiculturalism and increasing hatred and violence in the world. Depicting contemporary society and modern man's struggle, Rushdie's novels have a central theme of hybridity and cultural plurality that endorses his belief in the positive influence of 'chutnified' culture and his faith in the resilient and regenerative quality of the human spirit and humanity. The present book Multiculturalism in Salman Rushdie is an attempt to focus on this particular aspect of Rushdie's work that characterizes his related portrayal of themes like tension and collision that man is grappling with, his quest for self and the bond of relationships that fulfill, compliment and complete his search.

A Companion To American Literature And Culture

Autore: Paul Lauter
Editore: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444320633
Grandezza: 64,47 MB
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This expansive Companion offers a set of fresh perspectives on the wealth of texts produced in and around what is now the United States. * Highlights the diverse voices that constitute American literature, embracing oral traditions, slave narratives, regional writing, literature of the environment, and more * Demonstrates that American literature was multicultural before Europeans arrived on the continent, and even more so thereafter * Offers three distinct paradigms for thinking about American literature, focusing on: genealogies of American literary study; writers and issues; and contemporary theories and practices * Enables students and researchers to generate richer, more varied and more comprehensive readings of American literature

Multicultural Hybridity

Autore: Laurie Grobman
Editore: National Council of Teachers
ISBN: 9780814154977
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Cultural Hybridity

Autore: Peter Burke
Editore: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745659179
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The period in which we live is marked by increasingly frequent and intense cultural encounters of all kinds. However we react to it, the global trend towards mixing or hybridization is impossible to miss, from curry and chips – recently voted the favourite dish in Britain – to Thai saunas, Zen Judaism, Nigerian Kung Fu, ‘Bollywood’ films or salsa or reggae music. Some people celebrate these phenomena, whilst others fear or condemn them. No wonder, then, that theorists such as Homi Bhabha, Stuart Hall, Paul Gilroy, and Ien Ang, have engaged with hybridity in their work and sought to untangle these complex events and reactions; or that a variety of disciplines now devote increasing attention to the works of these theorists and to the processes of cultural encounter, contact, interaction, exchange and hybridization. In this concise book, leading historian Peter Burke considers these fascinating and contested phenomena, ranging over theories, practices, processes and events in a manner that is as wide-ranging and vibrant as the topic at hand.

Diaspora And Multiculturalism

Autore: Monika Fludernik
Editore: Rodopi
ISBN: 9789042009066
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In postcolonial theory we have now reached a new stage in the succession of key concepts. After the celebrations of hybridity in the work of Homi Bhabha and Gayatri Spivak, it is now the concept of diaspora that has sparked animated debates among postcolonial critics. This collection intervenes in the current discussion about the 'new' diaspora by placing the rise of diaspora within the politics of multiculturalism and its supercession by a politics of difference and cultural-rights theory. The essays present recent developments in Jewish negotiations of diasporic tradition and experience, discussing the reinterpretation of concepts of the 'old' diaspora in late twentieth- century British and American Jewish literature. The second part of the volume comprises theoretical and critical essays on the South Asian diaspora and on multicultural settings between Australia, Africa, the Caribbean and North America. The South Asian and Caribbean diasporas are compared to the Jewish prototype and contrasted with the Turkish diaspora in Germany. All essays deal with literary reflections on, and thematizations of, the diasporic predicament.

Multicultural Poetics

Autore: Nissa Parmar
Editore: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438468466
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Argues that multiculturalism and hybridity are key components of the nation’s poetry and its culture. Multicultural Poetics provides a new perspective on American poetry that will contribute to the evolution of contemporary critical practice. Nissa Parmar combines formalist analysis with cultural studies theory to trace a lineage of hybrid poetry from the American Renaissance to what Marilyn Chin deemed America’s “multicultural renaissance,” the blossoming of multicultural literature in the 1980s and 1990s. This re-visionary literary history begins by analyzing Whitman and Dickinson as postcolonial poets. This critical approach provides an alternative to the factionalism that has characterized twentieth-century American poetic history and continues to inform literary criticism in the twenty-first century. Parmar uses a multiethnic, multigender method that emphasizes the relationship between American poetic form and cultural development. This book provides a new approach by using hybridity as the critical paradigm for a study that groups multiethnic and emergent authors. It thereby combats literary ghettoization while revealing commonalities across American literatures and the cross-fertilization that has informed their development. “Parmar demonstrates her mastery of the immense body of scholarship devoted to the poetic lineage Multicultural Poetics engages. She writes with elegance and tact and displays her ability to simplify several concepts—liminality, the third space, interstitiality—of the most confounding of contemporary theorists.” — Donald E. Pease, author of The New American Exceptionalism