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

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By Haim Hazan

One of the key features of our modern tradition is a good, nearly banal, view of the transgression and disruption of cultural obstacles. Strangers, migrants and nomads are celebrated in our postmodern international of hybrids and cyborgs. yet we pay a cost for this party of hybridity: the non-hybrid figures in our societies are neglected, rejected, silenced or exterminated. This e-book 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 Hazan indicates how we fervently distance ourselves from outdated age via grading and sequencing it into phases akin to ‘the 3rd age’, ‘the fourth age’ and so forth. getting older our bodies are manipulated via anti-aging ideas till it really is not attainable to do it anymore, at which element they develop into un-transformable and non-marketable gadgets and therefore commercially and socially invisible or masked. different examples are used to explain a similar cultural common sense of the non-hybrid: soreness, the Holocaust, autism, fundamentalism and corporeal demise. at the face of it, those examples could seem to don't have anything in universal, yet all of them exemplify an analogous cultural good judgment of the non-hybrid and galvanize comparable reactions of feedback, terror, abhorrence and ethical indignation.

This hugely unique and iconoclastic ebook deals a clean critique of latest Western tradition via targeting that that's perceived as its different Ð the non-hybrid in our midst, frequently rejected, missed or silenced and deemed to be wanting globally plausible correction.

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