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Haim Hazan - Against Hybridity - 9780745690698 - V9780745690698
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Against Hybridity

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Description for Against Hybridity Hardback. One of the major characteristics of our contemporary culture is a positive, almost banal, view of the transgression and disruption of cultural boundaries. Strangers, migrants and nomads are celebrated in our postmodern world of hybrids and cyborgs. Num Pages: 200 pages. BIC Classification: JFFS; JHBK; JM. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 216 x 154 x 23. Weight in Grams: 354.

One of the major characteristics of our contemporary culture is a positive, almost banal, view of the transgression and disruption of cultural boundaries. Strangers, migrants and nomads are celebrated in our postmodern world of hybrids and cyborgs. But we pay a price for this celebration of hybridity: the non-hybrid figures in our societies are ignored, rejected, silenced or exterminated. This book tells the story of these non-hybrid figures Ð the anti-heroes of our pop culture.

The main example of non-hybrids in an otherwise hybridized world is that of deep old age. Hazan shows how we fervently distance ourselves from old ... Read more

This highly original and iconoclastic book offers a fresh critique of contemporary Western culture by focusing on that which is perceived as its other Ð the non-hybrid in our midst, often rejected, ignored or silenced and deemed to be in need of globally manageable correction.

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Product Details

Format
Hardback
Publication date
2015
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons Ltd United Kingdom
Number of pages
200
Condition
New
Number of Pages
200
Place of Publication
Oxford, United Kingdom
ISBN
9780745690698
SKU
V9780745690698
Shipping Time
Usually ships in 7 to 11 working days
Ref
99-24

About Haim Hazan
Haim Hazan is professor sociology and social anthropology at Tel-Aviv University, and Co-Director of the Minerva Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies of the End of Life.

Reviews for Against Hybridity
Opening new vistas, blazing new trails, drawing out from invisibility the forcibly fixed - that other, murky side of the glittering world of self-defining and self-asserting, as well as self-congratulating, hybrids: the collateral victims of the universal duty of market-inspired, market-promoted and market-mediated self-creation. Zygmunt Bauman, Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of Leeds An intellectual ... Read more

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