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Encountering difference : diasporic traces, creolizing spaces, Robin Cohen and Olivia Sheringham

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Encountering difference : diasporic traces, creolizing spaces
Title
Encountering difference
Title remainder
diasporic traces, creolizing spaces
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Robin Cohen and Olivia Sheringham
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Language
eng
Summary
In the face of the destructive possibilities of resurgent nationalisms, unyielding ethnicities and fundamentalist religious affinities, there is hardly a more urgent task than understanding how humans can learn to live alongside one another. This fascinating book shows how people from various societies learn to live with social diversity and cultural difference, and considers how the concepts of identity formation, diaspora and creolization shed light on the processes and geographies of encounter. Robin Cohen and Olivia Sheringham reveal how early historical encounters created colonial hierarchies, but also how conflict has been creatively resisted through shared social practices in particular contact zones including islands, port cities and the super-diverse cities formed by enhanced international migration and globalization. Drawing on research experience from across the world, including new fieldwork in Louisiana, Martinique, Mauritius and Cape Verde, their account provides a balance between rich description and insightful analysis showing, in particular, how identities emerge and merge from below. Moving seamlessly between social and political theory, history, cultural anthropology, sociology and human geography, the authors point to important new ways of understanding and living with difference, surely one of the key challenges of the twenty-first century.--
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1944-
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Cohen, Robin
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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1981-
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Sheringham, Olivia
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  • Cultural fusion
  • Assimilation (Sociology)
  • Emigration and immigration
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Encountering difference : diasporic traces, creolizing spaces, Robin Cohen and Olivia Sheringham
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 184-199) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
Framing the question: a preamble 1. Shaping the tools: three concepts 2. Exploring difference: early interactions 3. Locating identity formation: contact zones 4. Expressing merged identities: music 5. Celebrating and resisting: carnival 6. Constructing heritage 7. Marking identities: the cultural politics of multiple loyalties 8. Encountering difference: a conclusion
Control code
FIEb17848623
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
ix, 213 pages
Isbn
9781509508808
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)929863446
Label
Encountering difference : diasporic traces, creolizing spaces, Robin Cohen and Olivia Sheringham
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 184-199) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Framing the question: a preamble 1. Shaping the tools: three concepts 2. Exploring difference: early interactions 3. Locating identity formation: contact zones 4. Expressing merged identities: music 5. Celebrating and resisting: carnival 6. Constructing heritage 7. Marking identities: the cultural politics of multiple loyalties 8. Encountering difference: a conclusion
Control code
FIEb17848623
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
ix, 213 pages
Isbn
9781509508808
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)929863446

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