Reconstructing Hybridity

Reconstructing Hybridity

This interdisciplinary collection of critical articles seeks to reassess the concept of hybridity and its relevance to post-colonial theory and literature.

Author: Joel Kuortti

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042021419

Category: Literary Criticism & Collections

Page: 330

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This interdisciplinary collection of critical articles seeks to reassess the concept of hybridity and its relevance to post-colonial theory and literature. The challenging articles written by internationally acclaimed scholars discuss the usefulness of the term in relation to such questions as citizenship, whiteness studies and transnational identity politics. In addition to developing theories of hybridity, the articles in this volume deal with the role of hybridity in a variety of literary and cultural phenomena in geographical settings ranging from the Pacific to native North America. The collection pays particular attention to questions of hybridity, migrancy and diaspora.
Categories: Literary Criticism & Collections

Questioning Hybridity Postcolonialism and Globalization

Questioning Hybridity  Postcolonialism and Globalization

AcheraIou analyzes hybridity using a theoretical, empirical approach that reorients debates on métissage and the 'Third Space', arguing for the decolonization of postcolonialism.

Author: A. Acheraïou

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230305243

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 223

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AcheraIou analyzes hybridity using a theoretical, empirical approach that reorients debates on métissage and the 'Third Space', arguing for the decolonization of postcolonialism. Hybridity is examined in the light of globalization, indicating how postcolonial discourse could become a counter-hegemonic ethics of resistance to global neoliberal doxa.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Post colonial Studies Reader

The Post colonial Studies Reader

ROBERT YOUNG THE CULTURAL POLITICS OF HYBRIDITY From Colonial Desire London : Routledge , 1995 . Hybridity : from racial theory to cultural criticism AT TITS SIMPLEST , HYBRIDITY . . . implies a disruption and forcing together of any ...

Author: Bill Ashcroft

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415345650

Category: History

Page: 587

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Boasting new extracts from major works in the field, as well as an impressive list of contributors, this second edition of a bestselling Reader is an invaluable introduction to the most seminal texts in post-colonial theory and criticism.
Categories: History

The Pre occupation of Postcolonial Studies

The Pre occupation of Postcolonial Studies

At the same time , hybridity has also been used as part of resistant critique , for example , by the modernist and tropicalist movements in Latin America . As in the term postcolonial , the question of location and perspective must be ...

Author: Hamid Naficy

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822325217

Category: History

Page: 412

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The Pre-Occupation of Postcolonial Studies contains essays by both leading figures and younger scholars engaged in the field of postcolonial studies. In this state-of-the-field reader, editors Fawzia Afzal-Khan and Kalpana Seshadri-Crooks have created a dynamic forum for contributors from a variety of theoretical and disciplinary vantage points to question both the limits and the limitations of postcolonial thought. Since it burst on the academic scene as the "hot" new disciplinary field during the final decade of the twentieth century, postcolonial studies has faced criticism from those who question its "troubling" trajectories, its sometimes suspect epistemological and pedagogical methods, and its relatively narrow focus. With diverse essays that emerge from such disciplines as South Asian, Latin American, Arab, and Jewish studies, this volume responds to skeptics and adherers alike, addressing not only the broad theoretical issues at stake within the field but also the position of the field itself within the academy, as well as its relationship to modern, postmodern, and Marxist discourses. Contributors offer critiques on ahistorical and universalizing tendencies in postcolonial work and confront the need for scholars to attend to issues of class, ideology, and the effects of neocolonial practices. Seeking to broaden the field's traditionally literary spectrum of methodologies, these essayists take up large thematic issues to examine specific sites of colonial activities with all of their historical, political, and cultural significance. Closing the volume is an insightful interview with Homi Bhabha, in which he discusses postcolonial studies in the context of contemporary cultural politics and theory. The Pre-Occupation of Postcolonial Studies not only offers an overview of the discipline but also pushes and pulls at the edges of postcolonial studies, offering a comprehensive view of the field's diversity of thought and envisioning clear pathways for its future. Contributors. Fawzia Afzal-Khan, Ali Behdad, Homi Bhabha, Daniel Boyarin, Neil Larsen, Saree Makdisi, Joseph Massad, Walter Mignolo, Hamid Naficy, Ngugi Wa Thingo, Timothy B. Powell, R. Radhakrishnan, Bruce Robbins, Kalpana Seshadri-Crooks, Ella Shohat, Rajeswari Sunder Rajan
Categories: History

Hybrid Cultures Nervous States

Hybrid Cultures  Nervous States

This volume contributes to such developments by combining contributions from history, English and German studies, cultural geography, theatre studies, and film studies; by covering both the colonial and the postcolonial period; and by ...

Author: Ulrike Lindner

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042032293

Category: History

Page: 346

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While cultural diversity and hybridity have often been celebrated, they also challenge traditional concepts of national and cultural identity OCo challenges which have caused considerable anxiety. Various disciplines have often investigated the impact of cultural hybridity, multiculture, and (post)colonialism in relative isolation and with a tendency towards over-theorization and loss of specificity. Greater interdisciplinary cooperation can counter this tendency and encourage sustained comparisons between different former empires and across language boundaries. This volume contributes to such developments by combining contributions from history, English and German studies, cultural geography, theatre studies, and film studies; by covering both the colonial and the postcolonial period; and by looking comparatively at two different (post)colonial contexts: the United Kingdom and Germany.The result is productive dialogue across the distinct colonial and migration histories of the UK and Germany, which brings out divergent concepts of cultural difference OCo but, importantly, without neglecting similarities and transnational developments. The interdisciplinary outlook extends beyond political definitions of identity and difference to include consumer culture, literature, film, and journalism OCo cultural and social practices that construct, represent, and reflect personal and collective identities. Section I discusses the historical and contemporary role of colonial experience and its remembrance in the construction of national identities. Section II follows on by tracing the reflections of (post)coloniality and twentieth-century migration in the specific fields of economic history and consumer culture. Section III centres on recent debates about multiculture and national/cultural identity in politics, literature, and film."
Categories: History

National Belongings

National Belongings

The contributors address the gap in Italian colonial/postcolonial studies by examining how different notions of hybridity can help illuminate the specific nature & circumstances of the Italian colonial & postcolonial condition.

Author: Jacqueline Andall

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 3039119656

Category: History

Page: 239

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The contributors address the gap in Italian colonial/postcolonial studies by examining how different notions of hybridity can help illuminate the specific nature & circumstances of the Italian colonial & postcolonial condition. Some of the contributors view hybridity as a direct challenge to fixed categorizations.
Categories: History

Contemporary Postcolonial Theory

Contemporary Postcolonial Theory

At the same time, hybridity has also been used as part of resistant critique, for example by the modernist and tropicalist movements in Latin America. As in the term 'post-colonial,' the question of location and perspective has to be ...

Author: Padmini Mongia

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000324327

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 416

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There is a crisis in contemporary postcolonial theory: while an enormous body of challenging research has been produced under its auspices, severely critical questions about the validity and usefulness of this theory have also been raised. This Reader is positioned at the juncture where it can address these contestations. It makes available some of the 'classics' of the field; engages with the issues raised by contemporary practitioners; but also offers several of the arguments that strongly critique postcolonial theory. Although postcolonial theory purports to be inter-disciplinary and frequently anti-foundationalist, traces of disciplinary formations and linearity have continued to haunt its articulations. This Reader, on the other hand, offers a uniquely inter-disciplinary mapping. It is concerned with three main areas: definitional problems and contests including the current challenges to postcolonial theory; the 'disciplining of knowledge', where the multiple resonances of the word 'disciplining' are all engaged; and the location of practice where the relations between intellectual practice and historical conditions are explored. Finally, since the guiding principle of this Reader is simultaneous attention to the enabling and constraining mechanisms of historical realities and institutional practices, the commentary problematizes the writing of histories, the formations of canons, and indeed the production of Readers.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Key Concepts in Post colonial Studies

Key Concepts in Post colonial Studies

(Bhabha1994:38) It is the 'in-between' space that carries the burden and meaning of culture, and this is what makes the notion of hybridity so important. Hybridity has frequently been used in post-colonial discourse to mean simply ...

Author: Bill Ashcroft

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415153041

Category: Colonies

Page: 275

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The driving influence of managed care and cost containment is causing home care organizations to reconceptualize their roles in the health care delivery system while stimulating massive changes in agency structure, operations, and services. Medicare-certified home health agencies, which have flourished under a per-visit, fee-for-service reimbursement model, are increasingly delivering care under managed care reimbursement models. Conducted at this pivotal point in time, the book examines the intersection of two rapidly growing health care sectors: home health and managed care.The environment surrounding the transition from traditional reimbursement to managed care is uncertain and rapidly changing. Strategies organizations are using to cope with this uncertainty and HHA administrators' perceptions of the two greatest impacts of managed care are described.Despite considerable variation in agency characteristics, more similarities than differences are found among HHAs. The research concludes that market and environment pressures within heavily HMO-penetrated communities encourage all HHAs to become similar, regardless of whether the HHAs have managed care contracts.
Categories: Colonies

Hybridity and Postcolonialism

Hybridity and Postcolonialism

At the same time , however , it also refutes the notions that often attract post - colonial critics : that cultural practices can return to some ' pure ' and unsullied cultural condition , and that such practices themselves , such as ...

Author: Monika Fludernik

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015042826795

Category: Culture conflict in literature

Page: 293

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Categories: Culture conflict in literature

Hybridity

Hybridity

What I propose here is a consequential point from which a dialogue can begin on the notion of hybridity as it has entered recent postcolonial studies. And I am persuaded that this dialogue necessarily brings about a restructuring of ...

Author: Anjali Prabhu

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791480359

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 204

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Critical reevaluation of the concept of hybridity within postcolonial studies.
Categories: Literary Criticism