Debating Cultural Hybridity

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In this era where nearly everyone at least pays lip service to the importance of multiculturalism, why is it still so difficult to negotiate differences across cultures? Why does racism still persist--and how does it strike at the foundations of multiculturalism?

Bringing together some of the world's most influential postcolonial theorists, Debating Cultural Hybridity examines the place and meaning of cultural hybridity in our ever-more-connected, yet crisis-ridden and xenophobic world. Taking as its starting point the fact that personal identities are themselves multicultural, the contributors illuminate the complexity and flexibility of culture and identity, defining their potential openness as well as their closures, to show why anti-racism and multiculturalism remain so difficult to fight for, even today.

Publication Date: 
February 15, 2015