Hybrid Cultures: Strategies for Entering and Leaving Modernity
When it was originally published, Hybrid Cultures was foundational to Latin American cultural studies. This now-classic work features a new introduction in which Nestor Garcia Canclini calls for a cultural politics to contain the damaging effects of globalization and responds to relevant theoretical developments over the past decade. Garcia Canclini questions whether Latin...more
Paperback, 293 pages
Published October 1st 1995 by University of Minnesota Press
(first published July 1st 1992)
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
(showing 1-30 of 128)
Nov 25, 2007 Brad rated it 3 of 5 stars · review of another edition
The concept of hybridity doesn't resolve any of the problems of the concept of culture but I like his description of vernacular temporal categories, e.g. 'modern' and 'traditional', which leads one to an analysis of plural modernities.
The couple chapters I read weren't too bad, though the chapters assigned weren't in chronological order, so I was occasionally lost. I might pick this up and try reading it again ... though, I have a strong feeling that this won't happen.
Néstor García Canclini (Argentina, 1939) es Doctor en Filosofía por las universidades de París y de La Plata. Ha sido profesor en las universidades de Austin, Duke, Stanford, Barcelona, Buenos Aires y São Paulo. Recibió la Beca Guggenheim, el Premio Ensayo Casa de las Américas en reconocimiento a Culturas populares en el capitalismo y el Book Award de la Asociación de Estudios Latinoamericanos por...moreMore about Néstor García Canclini...