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Bridging cultures and questioning the canon
by Gisèle Sapiro
About this EXP
Gisèle Sapiro, Professor of Sociology at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, discusses bridging cultures.
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Key point 1
Three main obstacles to the circulation of ideas are non-circulation, usually due to uneven power relations; misunderstandings, due to ideas circulating without context; and untranslatable concepts.
Key point 2
The Western intellectual tradition was built from cultural exchanges with non-Western cultures.
Key point 3
Questions regarding the circulation of ideas also raise questions concerning the construction of the canon.
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