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Conceptualizing Cultural Hybridization

A Transdisciplinary Approach

  • Philipp Wolfgang Stockhammer
  • Transdisciplinary perception of hybridity

  • Emphasizes the historicity of transcultural flows and entanglements

  • Provides the juxtaposition of different notions of hybridization and specific methodologies


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
    • 1
  1. 1.und Vorderasiatische ArchäologieInstitut für Ur- und FrühgeschichteHeidelbergGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Conceptualizing Cultural Hybridization
  • Book Subtitle A Transdisciplinary Approach
  • Editors Philipp Wolfgang Stockhammer
  • Series Title Transcultural Research – Heidelberg Studies on Asia and Europe in a Global Context
  • Series Abbreviated Title Transcultural Research
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law Social Sciences (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-21845-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-21846-0
  • Series ISSN 2191-656X
  • Series E-ISSN 2191-6578
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 214
  • Number of Illustrations 18 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Archaeology
    Political Science
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