Canclini Culturas Hibridas prologo. 10 Pages. Canclini Culturas Hibridas prologo . Uploaded by. Iván García. Download with Google Download with Facebook. How do we speak of modernity?’ That is the question that García Canclini asks at the beginning of his book, Culturas Híbridas: estrategias’para entrar y salir de. Culturas Hibridas by Nestor Garcia Canclini. ( ratings). Paperback Book, pages. Description: The essays in this book address the latest topics and.

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Not only are indigenous groups made to seem ‘the axis of national culture’ but they are also represented as traditional. This is evident from a photograph of the interior of the ethnology room of the Museum which shows a group of life-size figures representing an indigenous family In Latin America, the staging of difference is perfectly compatible with integration into the global system. Jean Franco Publicado en: This representation of the national patrimony over-looks the hybrid forms assumed by traditional ethnic groups when they come into contact with capitalist socioeconomic and cultural development’.

I cannot go into the details of her analysis. As many critics have pointed out, however, Latin American culture has been produced by a mestizo population whose culture, though predominantly Hispanic and European, was shaped in contact with indigenous and African-American groups.

The industrial analogy is not intended to be frivolous. Let me mention one example of an analysis into which gender might have appropriately been introduced. Hybridity-as-difference is too indiscriminate to ac-count cklturas both the vernaculars of global culture and the anomalies that truly cause dissent cancilni the happy family. By gender I do not mean women or making space for women. Finally the big question: Perhaps the central theme of cultural policies today is how to build societies with democratic projects shared by everybody without making everyone the same, societies in which dispersal is transformed into diversity and the inequalities between classes, ethnic and other groups are reduced to differences’.


The very idea of ‘modernity 7 expressed in the title seems awkward. Indeed the discussions of theories of modernity and postmodernity which are reproduced here only strengthen the impression that these words are mere props that only disguise a rather old problem – that of Latin American difference.

Beside her are two baskets filled with what looks like the leaves used for making tamales the details of the higridas are not clear. For further discussion of monumentalism, see Susan Stewart: Introducing gender into a discussion of the national patrimony might also have led to the question of how male and female have been significantly recoded by the media and private enterprise.

But it is only the latter that undo the power of the centre. In the weak sense and since there have always been cnaclini, borrowings and intertextuality, the task of the critic seems to be confined to the accumulation of evidence of new hybrids.

The archaeological exhibition is on the ground floor and represents the past. How do we reconcile different disciplinary approaches to the question? How does one study the millions of indigenous people and peasants who migrate to major cities or the workers who are culturs into the industrial organization of work and consumption?

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The book found a way out of the false dichotomies of tradition or modernity, artisan products fanclini art. Hence the significance of a canxlini posed by Nelly Richard: The subjectivities constituted in this new world order are gendered and mobile.

And not only must he make notes but he must also make sense: In the United States, hybridity is often a staging of the exotic in order to display a pluralistic happy family, although, as everyone knows, the space between the ghetto and the melting pot is occupied only by baseball stars, media personalities and best-selling authors.

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But the scene surely also illustrates the culturaa of the old categories of public and private. What then is the stake in ‘hybridity’? How do we study modernity? What is distinctive about Latin America now.

The display of religious objects is monumental in contrast to the miniaturization of the reproduction of a market scene that is just behind the Sun Stone. This vocabulary has the advantage of demystifying culture and tearing it away from the romantic notion of creation; the disadvantage is that the economic metaphor makes it impossible to broach the hibgidas of subjectivity. Francis Barkeretal Colchester, Essex, vol.

Gender hibriads not a woman’s problem but an essential category of analysis. The omission of problems of subjectivity and enunciation limit the interdisciplinary potential of this book.

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In its weaker sense, it might simply refer to the postmodern permission to use all repertoires without worrying about authenticity. What does a television producer or a market researcher understand by the popular?

How do we speak of modernity? Thus for instance Bal’s semiotic study points out that the nineteenth century statue of Queen Maya giving birth to the Buddha from her side, marks a transition between the exhibition of animals to that of foreign humans. Hybridity is a botanical metaphor closely linked therefore to the notion of culture as cultivation, but it has some of the same problems as mestizaje.