Rethinking hybridity and mestizaje
... To understand this, we need to see that kinship does not always lead to primordiality,
nor does it necessarily consist of comforting teleological sequences. On the contrary,
Western models of kinship have a predictable unpredictability built into them. The
predictably unpredictable sequences of kins ...
Hybridity, or the Cultural Logic of Globalization
... Chapter One maps the connections that already exist between hybridity and communication, and sets the stage for new links to be established throughout the book. After describing the rise to prominence
of the notion of hybridity in academic and popular discourses, I give
a brief etymological exposé ...
Archaeologies of Amalgamation in Seventeenth
... to create something different. Although this process has historically received less
attention from archaeologists than evolution/divergence, it is probably the most
common of the three types. In recent years the term hybridity (or hybridization)
has served as shorthand for this process, joining the ...
The Mickey Mouse Kachina and Other "Double Objects"
... kachina dolls. Does calling these double objects hybrids enlighten us about their social roles, or
obfuscate them? Did the Hopi carvers who made these dolls recognize them as a fusion of Hopi
and non-Hopi culture? Or was Mickey integrated more or less seamlessly into the Hopi world as
a manifestatio ...
Hybridity refers in its most basic sense to mixture. The term originates from biology and was subsequently employed in linguistics and in racial theory in the nineteenth century. Its contemporary uses are scattered across numerous academic disciplines and is salient in popular culture. This article explains the history of hybridity and its major theoretical discussion amongst the discourses of race, post-colonialism, identity, anti-racism and multiculturalism, and globalization. This article illustrates the development of hybridity rhetoric from biological to cultural discussions.