Cultural Hybridity: Contradictions and Dilemmas by Kwok-Bun Chan

By Kwok-Bun Chan

This e-book brings jointly a bunch of students from assorted disciplines to interrogate way of life occasions in a number of interpersonal and organizational contexts in order to resolution an age-old query: what occurs whilst (carriers of) cultures meet, or, while East meets West? The individuals to this quantity argue that, instead of imagine clashes of civilizations, assimilation, conversion and essentialism to be the predicted results of cultural encounters, we should always concentration our analytical recognition on techniques instead of results; on emergence, dialectics, contradictions, ironies and paradoxes, and complexity. we must always specialize in trying to research and develop, to synthesize and combine, to create and innovate, to alter and remodel, at own, micro, macro and international degrees. Or, in a single notice: hybridity.

Contexts of cultural encounters analyzed during this ebook variety from company corporations, via person travels, to private philosophies, and from mechanical versions to complicated structures as social imaginaries.

This ebook relies on a unique factor of World Futures: The magazine of normal Evolution.

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