- Publisher: Zed Books
- ISBN: 9781783601615
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- Publication Date: Jan 2015
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- Pages: 320
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Debating Cultural Hybridity
Multi-Cultural Identities and the Politics of Anti-Racism
Edited by Tariq Modood, Pnina Werbner
Why is it still so difficult to negotiate differences across cultures? In what ways does racism continue to strike
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.
Introduction: The Dialectics Of Cultural Hybridity
Part One: Hybridity, Globalisation and the Practice of Cultural Complexity
1. From Complex Culture To Cultural Complexity
2. The Making And Unmaking Of Strangers
3. Identity And Difference In A Globalized World
4. Global Crises, The Struggle For Cultural Identity And Intellectual Porkbarrelling
5. ‘The Enigma Of Arrival’: Hybridity And Authenticity In The Global Space
Peter Van Der Veer
6. Adorno At Womad: South Asian Crossovers And The Limits Of Hybridity-Talk
Part Two : Essentialism versus Hybridity: Negotiating Difference
7. Is It So Diffcult To Be An Anti-Racist?
8. ‘Difference’, Cultural Racism And Anti-Racism
9. Constructions Of Whiteness In European And American Anti?Racism
10. Ethnicity, Gender Relations And Multiculturalism
13. Dominant And Demotic Discourses Of Culture: Their Relevance To Multi-Ethnic Alliances
14. Essentialising Essentialism, Essentialising Silence: Ambivalence And Multiplicity In The Constructions Of Racism And Ethnicity
Part Three: Mapping Hybridity
15. Tracing Hybridity In Theory
Notes On The Contributors
About the Authors
Tariq Modood is Professor of Sociology, Politics and Public Policy at the University of Bristol.
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.