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By Haim Hazan

ISBN-10: 0745690696

ISBN-13: 9780745690698

One of the main features of our modern tradition is a favorable, virtually banal, view of the transgression and disruption of cultural limitations. Strangers, migrants and nomads are celebrated in our postmodern global 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 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 international is that of deep previous age. Hazan indicates how we fervently distance ourselves from outdated age by way of grading and sequencing it into levels corresponding to ‘the 3rd age’, ‘the fourth age’ and so forth.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 ideas until eventually it really is now not attainable to do it anymore, at which aspect they turn into un-transformable and non-marketable items and for that reason commercially and socially invisible or masked. different examples are used to clarify a similar cultural good judgment of the non-hybrid: discomfort, 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 identical cultural common sense of the non-hybrid and impress comparable reactions of feedback, terror, abhorrence and ethical indignation.

This hugely unique and iconoclastic publication deals a clean critique of up to date Western tradition by way of 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 plausible correction.

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Monster High” is a popular fashion-doll franchise released by Mattel in July 2010 and quickly followed by TV specials, a web series, DVDs and software. The characters are inspired by monster movies, sci-fi horror, and thriller fiction. Characters of Monster High include the daughters of Frankenstein, a werewolf, Dracula, Mummy, Medusa, zombies, and the like. In a recent book, literary critic Virginia Nelson (2012) argues that the popularity of these characters, which she calls “Gothick,” represents “the ultimate mongrel form,” which is furthermore marked by unorthodox spirituality, medievalisms, and Anglo-American Gothick motifs (the haunted environment, the evil older man, the monster, the shape-shifter, the persecuted heroine), showing ordinary people achieving divine status through transformative relationships with the very creatures – zombies, vampires, and werewolves – that would previously have been the object of horror and revulsion.

In its nineteenth-century beginnings, traditional anthropology was suspended in time through its colonialist search for the pre-modern, namely the savage and the primitive. This marked the creation of “the anthropological machine,” as Agamben (2004) calls it, a machine used by the armchair anthropologists of the nineteenth century to highlight such categories as primitives, barbarians, and savages for the pur­ pose of distilling and advancing the civilized and the modern. ”2 The following is an attempt to understand the reprogramming of this “machine” in the historical and epistemological changes of anthropology as it passed from the traditional, through modern, to its postmodern contemporary stage.

All these cases amount to an ontological difficulty in translating one materiality to another, due to unshareable properties and through lack of constructible commonalities. Our western, midlife, neurotypical norms and expectations prescribe that identity will be communicative and dialogical at moments of expression, listening, and speaking. Hybridity, as a struggle over identity positions, is interactive, discursive and dialogical. In Bakhtin’s (1986) terms, because the self is the nexus of a flow of activity in which it also participates, it cannot be finalized.

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