By Haim Hazan
One of the key features of our modern tradition is a favorable, nearly banal, view of the transgression and disruption of cultural barriers. Strangers, migrants and nomads are celebrated in our postmodern international of hybrids and cyborgs. yet we pay a value for this social gathering of hybridity: the non-hybrid figures in our societies are overlooked, rejected, silenced or exterminated. This booklet tells the tale of those non-hybrid figures Ð the anti-heroes of our pop culture.
The major instance of non-hybrids in an differently hybridized international is that of deep outdated age. Hazan indicates how we fervently distance ourselves from outdated age via grading and sequencing it into phases reminiscent of ‘the 3rd age’, ‘the fourth age’ etc. getting older our bodies are manipulated via anti-aging suggestions till it's not attainable to do it anymore, at which element they turn into un-transformable and non-marketable gadgets and as a result commercially and socially invisible or masked. different examples are used to clarify an analogous 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 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 publication bargains a clean critique of up to date Western tradition via concentrating on that that's perceived as its different Ð the non-hybrid in our midst, frequently rejected, missed or silenced and deemed to be short of globally workable correction.
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Against Hybridity: Social Impasses in a Globalizing World by Haim Hazan