Transculturality, Cultural Broker, and Colonial Space in Jürgen Leskien’s Einsam in Südwest (1991)
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- colonial space; cultural broker; Einsam in Südwest; German colonialism; transculturality
Transculturality believes that cultural encounters are not always contrasting two poles. However, there are always processes of permeation among the differences, even in radically asymmetrical relations, such as in the colonial era. This paper aims to analyze the transcultural processes in the former German colony in Africa and the role of cultural brokers in Jürgen Leskien’s Novel, entitled Einsam in Südwest (1991). Seeing cultural encounters at that time from a transcultural perspective will reconstruct our perspective on cultural differences during the colonial period and even in the contemporary era. The transcultural approach and close reading method were carried out with a focus on transculturation processes in the colony. In addition, it also focuses on cultural brokers’ role in bridging existing differences. The research findings indicated that transculturality in colonial space requires a long process because transculturality at the macro level cannot occur if there is no awareness of transculturality at the micro-level on both sides, settlers and natives. However, the presence of cultural brokers plays an important role in negotiating the differences.
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TY - CONF AU - Dudy Syafruddin AU - Lilawati Kurnia PY - 2021 DA - 2021/11/21 TI - Transculturality, Cultural Broker, and Colonial Space in Jürgen Leskien’s Einsam in Südwest (1991) BT - Proceedings of the International University Symposium on Humanities and Arts 2020 (INUSHARTS 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 106 EP - 112 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211110.015 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.211110.015 ID - Syafruddin2021 ER -