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Introduction: Transcultural Identity Constructions in a Changing World
Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, English.
Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, Portuguese.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2008-4873
Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, Chinese.
Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, Japanese.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8111-7603
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2016 (English)In: Transcultural Identity Constructions in a Changing World / [ed] Irene Gilsenan Nordin, Chatarina Edfeldt, Lung-Lung Hu, Herbert Jonsson, André Leblanc, Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2016, 11-20 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Although the phenomenon of transculturality has existed as long as human culture, the increased speed of movement and communication worldwide has made it impossible to ignore in any aspect of cultural studies. In a society where changes were slow and foreign influences were few, an illusion of culture as homogeneous and static may have been easy to uphold, but in today’s ever-increasing flux of cultural change, the perspective of transculturality is more satisfactory in understanding human identity constructions. Compared with concepts such as interculturality, multiculturality, or hybridity, which all may have some relevance for describing cultural encounters, but which often presuppose the notion of cultural essentialism, the concept of transculturality has the advantage of recognising change and diversity, rather than focusing on boundaries or differences.

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Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2016. 11-20 p.
Keyword [en]
transcultural mediations, transcltural memories, transcultural identities, language and the untranslatable
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Culture, Identity and Representations, Transcultural Identities in a Changing World - Book Publication
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-20832ISBN: 978-3-631-66061-4 (print)ISBN: 978-3-653-05415-6 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-20832DiVA: diva2:896944
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Available from: 2016-01-22 Created: 2016-01-22 Last updated: 2016-02-10Bibliographically approved

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