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Creolization as Cultural Creativity$
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Robert Baron and Ana C. Cara

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781617031069

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781617031069.001.0001

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Amalgams and Mosaics, Syncretisms and Reinterpretations

Amalgams and Mosaics, Syncretisms and Reinterpretations

Reading Herskovits and Contemporary Creolists for Metaphors of Creolization

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Creolization as Cultural Creativity

Robert Baron

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter explores the metaphors used for creolization in order to discover how cultural creolization is theorized. It explains that contemporary creolists use metaphor when characterizing forms and processes resulting from different combinations of cultural components of different provenances. The large collection of metaphors shows numerous patterns of the mixture of cultural forms and their change into new entities where cultural elements of various provenances may continue to exist.

Keywords:   creolization, metaphors, cultural forms, cultural components, cultural elements

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