Cultural hybridity, by Peter Burke [Book review]

Gehrmann, Richard (2012) Cultural hybridity, by Peter Burke [Book review]. Sociological Research Online, 17 (2). ISSN 1360-7804


Peter Burke's Cultural Hybridity provides reassurance for those who understand we are living in a world of intense cultural changes and encounters, but seem to remember having read that such intermixing and encounters have actually occurred throughout human history and are not just a function of the last 30 years. While we once saw Hellenization, Romanization, Hispanicization, Anglicization, and Americanization as cultures of victorious and dominant homogenizers, we now recognise the heterogeneity implicit in these cultural processes and the vitality and fusibility of those who we once thought to be submerged by them.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Access restricted due to the copyright policy of the publisher. As a condition of publication, authors must assign copyright to Sociological Research Online.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - School of Humanities and Communication
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2012 01:04
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2014 04:40
Uncontrolled Keywords: identity, globalisation, multiculturalism, cross cultural
Fields of Research : 21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210399 Historical Studies not elsewhere classified
16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160803 Race and Ethnic Relations
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950599 Understanding Past Societies not elsewhere classified

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