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Dominique Schirmer, Gernot Saalmann, Christl Kessler (Eds.)
Hybridising East and West
Tales Beyond Westernisation. Empirical Contributions to the Debates on Hybridity
Reihe: Southeast Asian Modernities
Bd. 2, 2006, 352 S., 29.90 EUR, 29.90 CHF, br., ISBN 3-8258-0155-1

Up to now, debates on hybridisation are rather theoretical. The authors of the volume take an empirical look at both everyday cultures and lifestyles, religion, medicine and scientific cultures and the directions of influences. The findings suggest that hybridity and hybridising have to be conceptualised as processes of mixture relevant for constructing identities, being increasingly positively denoted and displaying the multidirectionality and multidimensionality of hybridising processes. In our globalised world such a mixture is very frequent, highly present and rather inescapable.

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