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

Multicultural Hybridity

Autore: Laurie Grobman
Editore: National Council of Teachers
ISBN: 9780814154977
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A Companion To American Literature And Culture

Autore: Paul Lauter
Editore: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444320633
Grandezza: 64,70 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

Cultural Hybridity

Autore: Peter Burke
Editore: Polity
ISBN: 0745646972
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The period in which we live is marked by increasingly frequent & intense cultural encounters of all kinds. In this concise book, leading historian Peter Burke considers these phenomena, ranging over theories, practices, processes & events in a manner that is as wide-ranging & 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.

Hybridity Law Culture And Development

Autore: Nicolas Lemay-Hébert
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 1317202899
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Bringing together leading academics from different cultural and scholarly horizons, this book revisits legal hermeneutics by making particular reference to philosophy, sociology and linguistics. On the assumption that theory has much to teach law – that theory motivates and enables – the writings of such intellectuals as Martin Heidegger, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Jacques Derrida, Paul Ricœur, Giorgio Agamben, Jürgen Habermas, Ronald Dworkin and Ludwig Wittgenstein receive special consideration. As it explores the matter of reading the law, enquiring into the emergence of meaning within the dynamic between reader and text, against the background of the reader’s worldly finiteness, this collection of essays contributes to an improved appreciation of the merits and limits of law’s hermeneutics; which, it argues, is emphatically not to be reduced to a simple tool for textual exegesis.