Creolization History, Ethnography, Theory
Social scientists have used the term "Creolization" to evoke cultural fusion and the emergence of new cultures across the globe. However, the term has been under-theorized and tends to be used as a simple synonym for "mixture" or "hybridity." In More...
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Social scientists have used the term "Creolization" to evoke cultural fusion and the emergence of new cultures across the globe. However, the term has been under-theorized and tends to be used as a simple synonym for "mixture" or "hybridity." In this volume, by contrast, renowned scholars give the term historical and theoretical specificity by examining the very different domains and circumstances in which the process takes place. Elucidating the concept in this way not only uncovers a remarkable history, it also re-opens the term for new theoretical use. It illuminates an ill-understood idea, explores how the term has operated and signified in different disciplines, times, and places, and indicates new areas of study for a dynamic and fascinating process.
|Creolization : history, ethnography, theory|
|Creole colonial Spanish America|
|Creoles in British America : from denial to acceptance|
|The "C-word" again : from colonial to postcolonial semantics|
|Creole linguistics from its beginnings, through Schuchardt : to the present day|
|From miscegenation to Creole identity : Portuguese colonialism, Brazil, Cape Verde|
|Indian-oceanic creolizations : processes and practices of creolization on Reunion Island|
|Creolization in anthropological theory and in Mauritius|
|Is there a model in the muddle? : "creolization" in African Americanist history and anthropology|
|Adapting to inequality : negotiating Japanese identity in contexts of return|
|The Creolite movement : paradoxes of a French Caribbean orthodoxy|