Download e-book for iPad: Cultural Hybridity: Contradictions and Dilemmas by Kwok-Bun Chan

By Kwok-Bun Chan

ISBN-10: 0415697980

ISBN-13: 9780415697989

This booklet brings jointly a bunch of students from varied disciplines to interrogate daily life occasions in numerous interpersonal and organizational contexts to be able to solution an age-old query: what occurs whilst (carriers of) cultures meet, or, while East meets West? The members to this quantity argue that, instead of imagine clashes of civilizations, assimilation, conversion and essentialism to be the anticipated 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 should always specialise in trying to research and develop, to synthesize and combine, to create and innovate, to alter and rework, at own, micro, macro and worldwide degrees. Or, in a single notice: hybridity.

Contexts of cultural encounters analyzed during this ebook diversity from enterprise businesses, via person travels, to non-public philosophies, and from mechanical types to advanced platforms as social imaginaries.

This booklet relies on a different factor of World Futures: The magazine of normal Evolution.

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