Conceptualizing Cultural Hybridization

A Transdisciplinary Approach

  • Philipp Wolfgang Stockhammer

About this book


Within the context of globalization, cultural transformations are increasingly analyzed as hybridization processes. Hybridity itself, however, is often treated as a specifically post-colonial phenomenon. The contributors in this volume assume the historicity of transcultural flows and entanglements; they consider the resulting transformative powers to be a basic feature of cultural change. By juxtaposing different notions of hybridization and specific methodologies, as they appear in the various disciplines, this volume’s design is transdisciplinary. Each author presents a disciplinary concept of hybridization and shows how it operates in specific case studies. The aim is to generate a transdisciplinary perception of hybridity that paves the way for a wider application of this crucial concept


Appropriation Archaeology Globalization Hybridization Material Cultural Studies

Editors and affiliations

  • Philipp Wolfgang Stockhammer
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  1. 1.und Vorderasiatische ArchäologieInstitut für Ur- und FrühgeschichteHeidelbergGermany

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-21845-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-21846-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-656X
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-6578
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