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Coming to Terms: Voice and Perception in the Transcultural Contact Zone

Gerhard Stilz


Starting from an anthropological and psychological reconsideration of what happens in human contact zones, this article first points out in some detail the profoundly ambiguous implications of sensual contact. It then arranges the process of ‘contact’ as a sequence of seven stages, from communication to connubium, before expanding on the strategies and tactics regulating and shaping colonial and postcolonial contact. Finally, the paper briefly locates and assesses the potential services and limitations of the role of literature in ‘pre-visiting,’ establishing and reflecting on intercultural and transcultural contact zones

Online erschienen: 2014-03-15
Erschienen im Druck: 2013-01

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