Localism, Globalism and Transculturalism: Cultures and Their Locations
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Email: David Simo (Yaounde)
ABSTRACT: In recent years postcolonial discussions have contributed not only to the revision of ideas about the nature of culture, but they have also made clear that the traditional geographical locations of cultures are no longer sustainable. Thus the idea of a purely organic, self-regenerating culture has given way to the view that cultures have always been mixed, and this will become clearer and clearer in the future. Concepts such as hybridization and bastardization are enjoying the highest popularity. Cultures are not thought of in terms of specific places but are localized in a completely different way. These new beginnings will be examined in this section, and examples of the new locations will be presented for discussion.
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