Chaos in the Contact Zone

Unpredictability, Improvisation and the Struggle for Control in Cultural Encounters

Cultural encounters are often being stylized not only as experiences of uncontrollability and unpredictability par excellence, but also as challenges to planning and predicting. The history, the different forms and the consequences of this phenomenon are the main issues discussed in this volume. The contributions show that chaos and control are not mutually exclusive in the "contact zone" (Mary Louise Pratt); on the contrary, they stand in relation to each other – be it as a competence or as an interpretive scheme.

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2017-05-29, 252 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-3389-4

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Book title
Chaos in the Contact Zone Unpredictability, Improvisation and the Struggle for Control in Cultural Encounters
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
252
Features
kart.
ISBN
978-3-8376-3389-4
DOI
Commodity Group
1510
BIC-Code
JFC
BISAC-Code
SOC022000
THEMA-Code
JBCC
Release date
2017-05-29
Edition
1
Topics
Globalisierung, Kultur
Readership
Cultural Studies, Historical Anthropology, Linguistics, Literary Studies, Philosophy, Postcolonialism, History, Psychology, Musicology
Keywords/Tags
Chaos, Control, Contact Zone, Cultural Encounters, Hybridity, Cultural Diversity, Culture, Globalization, Interculturalism, Cultural Theory, Cultural Studies

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