Cross-Cultural History and the Domestication of Otherness

Cross-Cultural History and the Domestication of Otherness

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Overview

This book illuminates our understanding of what happens when different cultures meet. Twelve cultural historians explore the mechanism and inner dynamic of such encounters, and demonstrate that while they often occur on the wave of global forces and influences, they only acquire meaning locally, where culture inherently resides.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349342501
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 12/15/2011
Edition description: 1st ed. 2012
Pages: 233
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

MICHAL JAN ROZBICKIAssociate Professor of History at Saint Louis University, USA,and Director of the Center for Intercultural Studies. He has authored five books, including Culture and Liberty in the Age of the American Revolution (2011), and The Complete Colonial Gentleman: Cultural Legitimacy in Plantation America (1998).
GEORGE O. NDEGE Associate Professor of History at Saint Louis University. His publications include Health, State, and Society in Kenya (2001), and Culture and Customs of Mozambique (2007).

Table of Contents

PART I: RECOVERING HIDDEN IDENTITIES: MORISCOS AND CONVERSOS The Converso Phenomenon and the Issue of Spanish Identity; K.Ingram Heretics, Christians, Jews? Jewish Converts and Inquisitors in the Early Modern World; G.Starr-LeBeau Disappearing Moriscos; W.Childers PART II: MISSIONARIES AS CULTURAL BROKERS Adapting Language to Culture: Translation Projects of the Jesuit Missions in Japan and China; W.J.Farge Jesuits in the United States Southwest during the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries: Agents and Chroniclers of Cross-Cultural Ministry and History; E.C.Fernández The Task of Gender Role Differentiation in Foreign Missions: The Case of American Methodists in Rosario, Argentina, 1870-1880; M.McMeley PART III: AFRICA: AGENCY, CONTESTATION, ACCULTURATION Africanizing Christianity: Cross-Cultural History and Conceptual Ways Forward; P.Kollman Conflict and Compromise: Western Biomedicine and Cultural Contestation in Colonial Kenya; G.Ndege PART IV: CULTURAL ADAPTATIONS Genealogies, Geopolitics, and Governance: The Indigenization of the Native Nation and U.S. Colony of Hawai'i, 1874-1904; C.Skwiot Lessons in Whiteness: German Immigrants and Racial Ideology in Nineteenth Century America; K.Anderson Across the Alps: Italian Religious Culture in French Translation; T.Worcester PART V: THE PROMISES AND CHALLENGES OF CROSS-CULTURAL HISTORY Cross-Cultural History: Toward an Interdisciplinary Theory; M.J.Rozbicki

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