Hy Van Luong

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Postmodernism in Western humanities and social sciences emphasizes multivocality and cultural hybridity in the so-called postmodern era. On the basis of data on urban wedding ceremonies and rural spiritual space from northern and southern Vietnam, this paper suggests:

  1. Multivocality and cultural hybridity have long existed in Vietnam;

2. The theoretical linkage of multivocality and cultural hybridity to the postmodern era is rooted in the West’s particular historical and cultural trajectories. Such a linkage does not work well in many non-Western contexts, including Vietnam.