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Encountering Difference in Popular Narrative - Robin Cohen & Olivia Sheringham's Encountering Difference

Yeongseok Choe 1

1연세대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

This study discusses Robin Cohen and Olivia Sheringham's book Encountering Difference, which explores ways to avoid conflicts between states and religions and encourage coexistence regardless of differences. The diaspora concept notes the possibility of escaping from existing identities, but it also has limits regarding attribution and regression. Cohen and Sheringham attempt to overcome the limitations of existing diaspora discussions by introducing the concept of creolization, which is a sense of 'now and here' and makes a creative transformation, unlike the diaspora concept, which is based in the past. Creolization is not only consolidating or separating conflicting identities, but also respecting differences and creating new alternatives. When the diaspora and creolization concepts are at the center of theoretical explorations, an alternative to identity conflicts can be created.

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