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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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About Face

About Face

Rethinking Creolization

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Creolization as Cultural Creativity

Roger D. Abrahams

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter points out that creolization is derived from an artful layering of meanings and styles from various cultures. It explains that creolizing does not contain just any cultural combination of existential states. It adds that concepts made from creolizations develop their own stability, which can be recognized, learned, imitated, and elaborated. Creole creations carry the traces of artistic practices of people who have learned to draw on them in any possible combination that worked.

Keywords:   creolization, meanings, creolizing, cultural combinations, artistic practices

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