Hybridising East and West

Tales Beyond Westernisation. Empirical Contributions to the Debates on Hybridity

Edited by: Dominique Schirmer, Gernot Saalmann, Christi Kessler

Up to now, debates on hybridisation are rather theoretical. This book takes 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.

352 pages

Publication Date: 12/28/2006
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783825801557