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
Grandezza: 46,14 MB
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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: Pnina Werbner
Editore: Zed Books Ltd.
ISBN: 1783601892
Grandezza: 61,52 MB
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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.

Multiculturalism In Salman Rushdie

Autore: Devasree Chakravarti
Editore: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9783659328589
Grandezza: 72,22 MB
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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.

Multicultural Hybridity

Autore: Laurie Grobman
Editore: National Council of Teachers
ISBN: 9780814154977
Grandezza: 42,79 MB
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Economies Of Desire

Autore: Laura J. Kuo
Grandezza: 14,17 MB
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Diaspora And Multiculturalism

Autore: Monika Fludernik
Editore: Rodopi
ISBN: 9789042009066
Grandezza: 21,96 MB
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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.

Ways To Survive Battles To Win

Autore: Halleh Ghorashi
Editore: Nova Publishers
ISBN: 9781590335529
Grandezza: 49,45 MB
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Contemporary debates in social sciences are replete with metaphors of displacement such as diaspora, exile, hybridity, and nomadism. Halleh Ghorashi explores the cultural and political implications of such terms and demonstrates how the social and political contexts of the host countries play a crucial role in influencing the experiences of diasporic communities. Focusing on the life stories of Iranian women whose leftist political activism has led them to exile in the West, she offers at once powerful narratives of cultural dislocation and a compelling critique of social theories that privilege ethnicity over social location. Addressing a wide range of theoretical positions and social discourses, Ghorashi shows how a community of women in exile with the same cultural and political background differ markedly in the way they come to define themselves in the Netherlands and the United States. Through interviews with Iranian women exiles in Amsterdam and Southern California, Ghorashi shows the dynamic and complex process of cultural identification. In presenting the stories of politically leftist women who became homeless in their own country, this book touches upon the question of how people in exile position themselves in space and time. The Iranian women's narratives of both internal and external exile contribute to a new understanding of home that is far more complex and multi-layered than is often assumed. The extensive presence of the author throughout the book as she conveys her own emotional reactions to the research and the women's narratives also contributes to an exceptional work about what women refugees go through before and after they find their place in the new world. In Ways to Survive, Battles to Win, Ghorashi travels with the women of her book as they tell of their lives past and present. A cultural anthropologist, the author carefully balances her personal perspective with a scientific framework that brings past memories and present challenges in a way that will not be forgotten.

Identity Hybridity And Cultural Home

Autore: Shuang Liu
ISBN: 9781783481248
Grandezza: 35,47 MB
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Explores identity formation and cultural home for generations of Chinese immigrants living in multicultural societies across the world.

A Companion To American Literature And Culture

Autore: Paul Lauter
Editore: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444320633
Grandezza: 66,50 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