By Haim Hazan
One of the most important 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 social gathering of hybridity: the non-hybrid figures in our societies are overlooked, rejected, silenced or exterminated. This publication 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 international is that of deep previous age. Hazan indicates how we fervently distance ourselves from previous age through grading and sequencing it into levels corresponding to ‘the 3rd age’, ‘the fourth age’ and so forth. getting older our bodies are manipulated via anti-aging strategies until eventually it really is now not attainable to do it anymore, at which aspect they develop into un-transformable and non-marketable items and as a result commercially and socially invisible or masked. different examples are used to explain a similar cultural common sense of the non-hybrid: discomfort, the Holocaust, autism, fundamentalism and corporeal loss of life. at the face of it, those examples could seem to don't have anything in universal, yet all of them exemplify a similar cultural good judgment of the non-hybrid and impress comparable reactions of feedback, terror, abhorrence and ethical indignation.
This hugely unique and iconoclastic publication bargains 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, neglected or silenced and deemed to be short of globally practicable correction.
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Against Hybridity: Social Impasses in a Globalizing World by Haim Hazan