Essentialism, hybridism and cultural critique

Birgitta Frello

Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapportKonferencebidrag i proceedingsForskning

Abstract

Transgression concepts - such as ‘hybridity', ‘diaspora', ‘creolization', ‘transculturalization'
and ‘syncretism' - have to an increasing extent become key concepts in various attempts
at escaping the problems of suppression and exclusion involved in notions of purity - be it
the purity of race, culture or whatever. The purpose of focusing on concepts of
transgression is usually to try to develop conceptual spaces within which it is possible to
grasp and to study cultural identity without resorting to cultural essentialism. These
attempts open up new possibilities but also new problems - e.g. they are being criticised
for being elitist and for reproducing the very idea of cultural purity that they are meant to
transcend
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelCultural Studies Now : Conference Journal 2007
Antal sider9
ForlagUniversity of East London
Publikationsdato2007
StatusUdgivet - 2007
BegivenhedCultural Studies Now - London, Storbritannien
Varighed: 19 jul. 200722 jul. 2007

Konference

KonferenceCultural Studies Now
LandStorbritannien
ByLondon
Periode19/07/200722/07/2007

Emneord

  • culturel identitet
  • hybriditet
  • culturel kritik

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