Bridging cultures and questioning the canon - EXPeditions

Bridging cultures and questioning the canon

by Gisèle Sapiro
  • 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.