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The Resource Agents of transculturation : border-crossers, mediators, go-betweens, Sebastian Jobs, Gesa Mackenthun (eds.)

Agents of transculturation : border-crossers, mediators, go-betweens, Sebastian Jobs, Gesa Mackenthun (eds.)

Label
Agents of transculturation : border-crossers, mediators, go-betweens
Title
Agents of transculturation
Title remainder
border-crossers, mediators, go-betweens
Statement of responsibility
Sebastian Jobs, Gesa Mackenthun (eds.)
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Ever since antiquity, but increasingly since the global transformation of the world order in the early modern period, communication between members of different cultural groups depended on translators, diplomats, traders, and other specialists with a knowledge of both cultures. Successful communication and traffic relied on the mediating agency of persons who had been exposed, often in their childhood or through captivities, to the customs and languages of both cultures involved in the contact. Other border crossers and go-betweens acted as missionaries, traders, political refugees, beachcombers, pirates, anthropologists, actors in zoos, runaway slaves, and itinerant doctors. Because of their frequently precarious lives, the written traces left by these figures are often thin. While some of their lives have to be carefully reconstructed through critical readings of the documents left by others (frequently by their enemies), others have left autobiographical texts which allow for a richer assessment of their function as cultural border crossers and mediators.With examples covering from various historical periods between the early modern period and the present, as well as geographical areas such as the Mediterranean, Africa, the Americas, Hawaii, New Zealand and northern Europe, scholars from various disciplines and methodological backgrounds reaching from history to religious studies and from literary studies to ethnology fathom the intricacies of in-betweenness and reflect on the impact which 'agents of transculturation' have in situations of cultural, social and political encounters.--
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OHX
Dewey number
  • 940.2
  • 303.48209
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cultural encounters and the discourses of scholarship
Series volume
6
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Acculturation
  • Transnationalism
  • Mediators (Persons)
  • Intercultural communication
  • Cultural relations
  • Cross-cultural studies
Label
Agents of transculturation : border-crossers, mediators, go-betweens, Sebastian Jobs, Gesa Mackenthun (eds.)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Research report
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn882075147
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
315 pages
Isbn
9783830930020
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)882075147
Label
Agents of transculturation : border-crossers, mediators, go-betweens, Sebastian Jobs, Gesa Mackenthun (eds.)
Publication
Note
Research report
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn882075147
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
315 pages
Isbn
9783830930020
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)882075147

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