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The Hybrid Island free pdf This tribute to the mixed hybrid and multicultural nature of Sri Lanka's society, composed of Sinhala, Tamil,Muslims and Burghers and including the major faiths, Buddhism, Hindu, Islam and Christianity, challenges assumptions of ethnic purity. It attempts to recover a hidden history of hybridity, and assesses when it is empowering and when it is not. The topics covered range from the personal effects of hybridity to its political ramifications. The contributors look at different notions of hybridity - identity, race and culture - and explore the class, caste, gender, ethnic and religious constituents that determine Sri Lankan forms of intermixing. They develop a theoretical discourse to deal with the real contexts they grapple with, and render a meaning for the term hybridity, which reflects the complexities of Sri Lanka.

About Neluka Silva

Neluka Silva is head of the Department of English, University of Colombo. Her research interests include nationalism and gender issues in cultural production in south Asia, Sri Lankan teledrama and theatre. She has been involved in the Sri Lankan theatre for over 15 years. Most of the Contributors are Sri Lankan anthropologists. They include Gananath Obeyesekere, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Princeton.

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Author : Neluka Silva
Publisher : Zed Books Ltd
Data Published : 01 November 2002
ISBN : 1842772031
EAN : 9781842772034
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 192 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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