Against Hybridity: Social Impasses in a Globalizing World by Haim Hazan

By Haim Hazan

One of the foremost features of our modern tradition is a favorable, nearly banal, view of the transgression and disruption of cultural limitations. Strangers, migrants and nomads are celebrated in our postmodern international of hybrids and cyborgs. yet we pay a cost for this get together of hybridity: the non-hybrid figures in our societies are overlooked, rejected, silenced or exterminated. This ebook tells the tale of those non-hybrid figures Ð the anti-heroes of our pop culture.

The major instance of non-hybrids in an another way hybridized global is that of deep previous age. Hazan exhibits how we fervently distance ourselves from previous age through grading and sequencing it into phases comparable to ‘the 3rd age’, ‘the fourth age’ etc. getting older our bodies are manipulated via anti-aging recommendations until eventually it truly is not attainable to do it anymore, at which element they turn into un-transformable and non-marketable items and consequently commercially and socially invisible or masked. different examples are used to explain an identical cultural common sense of the non-hybrid: ache, the Holocaust, autism, fundamentalism and corporeal demise. at the face of it, those examples could appear to don't have anything in universal, yet all of them exemplify a similar cultural common sense of the non-hybrid and galvanize related reactions of feedback, terror, abhorrence and ethical indignation.

This hugely unique and iconoclastic booklet deals a clean critique of latest Western tradition via concentrating on that that is perceived as its different Ð the non-hybrid in our midst, usually rejected, missed or silenced and deemed to be wanting globally viable correction.

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