The Hybrid Island: Culture Crossings and the Invention of Identity in Sri Lanka

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This collection of essays constitutes a tribute to the hybrid and multicultural nature of Sri Lanka's society and cultures, composed of Sinhala, Tamil, Muslims and Burghers and including the major faiths - Buddhism, Hindu, Islam and Christianity. The volume challenges assumptions of ethnic purity (based on myths of origin - Aryan, Dravidian, Semitic, European) by attempting to recover a hidden history of hybridity, and critiques facile celebrations of hybridity by assessing when hybridity is empowering and when it is not. ...

The Hybrid Island: Culture Crossings and the Invention of Identity in Sri Lanka 2003, Zed Books, London, England

ISBN-13: 9781842772027

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The Hybrid Island: Culture Crossings and the Invention of Identity in Sri Lanka 2002, Zed Books, London, England

ISBN-13: 9781842772034

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