Debating Cultural Hybridity
Multi-Cultural Identities and the Politics of Anti-Racism
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Debating Cultural Hybridity by Pnina Werbner
Book DescriptionThe aim of this volume is to shed some light on the essentially hybrid nature, the complexity and the flexibility of "culture" and identity, their potential openness as well as their closures. Starting from the reality that postmodern personal identities are multicultural identities, it tries to define the limits of cultural hybridity. Why is it so difficult to negotiate differences across cultures? In what ways does racism strike at the foundations of multiculturalism? The contributors, UK and European social scientists and anthropologists, deconstruct established approaches and disclose why anti-racism and multiculturalism are hard roads to travel.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781856494243
(216mm x 138mm x 138mm)
Imprint: Zed Books Ltd
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Dec-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Pnina Werbner
Pnina Werbner is professor emerita in social anthropology at Keele University. She is an urban anthropologist who has studied Muslim South Asians in Britain and Pakistan and, more recently, the women's movement and the Manual Workers Union in Botswana.
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