Amid the modern-day complexities of migration and exile, immigration and repatriation, notions of stable national identity give way to ideas about cultural "hybridity". The authors represented in this volume use different forms of performative writing to question this process, to ask how the production of new political identities destabilizes ideas about gender, sexuality, and the nation in the public sphere. Contributors use forms such as the essay, poem, photography, and case study to examine historically specific cases ...
Amid the modern-day complexities of migration and exile, immigration and repatriation, notions of stable national identity give way to ideas about cultural "hybridity". The authors represented in this volume use different forms of performative writing to question this process, to ask how the production of new political identities destabilizes ideas about gender, sexuality, and the nation in the public sphere. Contributors use forms such as the essay, poem, photography, and case study to examine historically specific cases in which the notion of hybridity recasts our ideas of identity and performance: the struggle for Aboriginal land rights in Australia; Bahian carnival; the creolization and pidginization of language in the Caribbean world; queer videos; and others.
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Very Good. Very minor wear and soil on the sound HARDCOVER binding. Three pages have neat yellow highlighting, and the Tagle of Contents has tiny blue check marks, else contents are clean and unworn. No DJ.; First Printing of the First Edition. HARDCOVER. 9-1/4" Tall, 258pp. Smooth light gray boards, brown spine and front cover lettering. SCIENCE. "This collection of writings offers compelling aesthetic and political arguments about the implications of hybridity for world citizenship. Its gestures of hybridity accentuate the nationally specific contexts that make such enactments possible or even meaningful, drawing home the limits of a transhistorical tendency to assume that concerns and practices of hybridity might indeed bear equivocal resonances across national contexts. At the same time, it makes links across historical, geographic, and linguistic contexts, and demonstrates the overarching concerns, claims, and hopes that lie embedded in the idea of hybridity and continue to impinge upon everyday life. As Part I of this book demonstates, the different regional discourses of hybridity still hold on to a possible liberatory politics, despite the onslaught of neoliberal economics. Part II looks at the local ways in which hybridity operates as an arena for personal and communal self-fashioning. "...Some Contents: Palimpsestaic Aesthetics-A meditation on hybridity and garbage; The daughters of Gandhi-Africanness, Indianness, and Brazilianness in the Bahian Carnival; The autoethnographic performance-reading Richad F. Dung's Queer Hydridity; Taboo memories and disporic visions-Columbus, Palestine, and Arab-Jews; Afro-Kitsch; Hybrid genres, performed subjectivities-The revoicing of public oratory in the Moroccan marketplace....Brief paragraphs on the contributors. A few b/w photos.
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