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Transcultural Identity Constructions in a Changing World

Edited By Irene Gilsenan Nordin, Chatarina Edfeldt, Lung-Lung Hu, Herbert Jonsson and André Leblanc

This volume takes a broad outlook on the concept of transculturality. Contributions from 19 authors and specialists, of almost as many diverse origins, grapple with this concept, each in their own way. How can transculturality be described? How can it help us understand our world? Many of the chapters deal with literary texts, others with the stories told in movies, drama, and visual art. There are texts about the complexity of the European Burqa-Ban debate, the negative aspects of Portuguese multiculturalism, or the border-crossing experiences of Filipino immigrants in Ireland. Several chapters examine stereotypes, the idea of movement, the dissolution of cultural borders, or the nature of bilingual writing. It is a unique contribution to the field, on a virtually global scale.
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Acknowledgements

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The idea for this book arose from an international conference on the theme of transcultural identities in a changing world, hosted by Dalarna University in April 2014. The editors of the collection were part of the organising committee for the conference, and the articles presented here were originally presented by plenary speakers and a number of the participants who took part in the conference. The editors wish to thank all those who have contributed to the collection and also to acknowledge funding, granted by the research group Culture, Identity, and Representation (KIG), at Dalarna University, which made the realisation of this book possible. ← 9 | 10 →

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