404 pp. | paper | $30.00
edited by Josef Raab and
Introducing the Inter-American Perspectives/Perspectivas Interamericanas Series! Copublished by LIT Verlag (Münster, Hamburg, Berlin, Vienna, London) and Bilingual Review Press, this series explores connections among North, Central, and South American culture, literature, media, language, history, society, and politics. Intercultural issues and their regional, national, and hemispheric contexts are of particular interest. The series seeks to promote transnational approaches to the Americas or any of their parts and to stimulate discussion on perspective.
The twenty-two essays in Hybrid Americas examine past and present cultural interrelations and interdependences in the Americas. Exploring mutual gazes, separations, and linkages, this volume highlights regional, national, and transnational contacts in the New World; raises awareness of the contrasts that separate American cultures; and examines the confluences of New World issues, traditions, and practices. Contributing to the emerging field of inter-American studies, this collection increases our theoretical understanding of cultural hybridity and demonstrates that cultural hybridity is by no means a recent phenomenon in the Americas.
Josef Raab is professor of American studies at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. Martin Butler is assistant professor of English and American studies at the University of Duisburg-Essen.