Download Citation on ResearchGate | Culturas híbridas: estrategias para entrar y salir de la modernidad / Néstor García Canclini | Incluye bibliografía e índice }. Culturas Hibridas by Nestor Garcia Canclini. ( ratings). Paperback Book, pages. Description: The essays in this book address the latest topics and. 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.
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This vocabulary has the advantage of demystifying culture and tearing it away from the romantic notion of creation; the disadvantage is that the hinridas metaphor makes it impossible to broach the problem of subjectivity. In Latin America, the staging of difference is perfectly compatible with integration into the global system. While there is nothing particularly startling in this observation, gendering is surely significant in this representation since it is the family that can best demonstrate the official canclkni of the unchanging continuity of private life between the remote past and the present.
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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. 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.
What is distinctive about Latin America now. But the scene surely also illustrates the breakdown of the old categories of public and private. The nation publicly sanctified motherhood; the women’s movement is now forced to make public what the placid face of motherhood conceals – the death toll of illegal abortions which is often the only form of contraception available to poo’r women.
The very idea of ‘modernity 7 expressed in hibrjdas title seems awkward. 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.
By gender I do not mean women or making space for women.
Hybridity-as-difference is too indiscriminate to ac-count for both the vernaculars of global culture and the anomalies that truly cause dissent within the happy family. Whether this adds up to a more democratic culture is another matter, given that ‘there is still inequality in the appropriation of symbolic goods and in access to cultural innovation’. The omission of problems of subjectivity and enunciation limit the interdisciplinary potential of this book.
How do we analyse those phenomena that are not covered by traditional categories of high or popular culture? How do we speak of modernity? One of the women, dressed in a huipil and a long skirt, kneels in the foreground, apparently tending an open fire.
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.
I cannot go into the details of her analysis. 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. Francis Barkeretal Colchester, Essex, vol.
Finally the big question: 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 How do we study modernity?
Gender is not a woman’s problem but an essential category of analysis. Beside her are two baskets filled with what looks like the leaves used for making tamales the details of the photograph are not clear. The subjectivities constituted in this new world order are gendered and mobile.
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Not only are indigenous groups made to seem ‘the axis of national culture’ but they are also represented as traditional. What does a television producer or a market researcher understand by the popular?
But it is only the latter that undo the hibridss of the centre. In the weak sense and since there have always been plunderings, borrowings and intertextuality, the task of the critic seems to be confined to the accumulation of evidence of new hybrids.
Criticas y reseñas
On the second floor the Museum offers scenes of contemporary life, represented almost entirely by life size models of indigenous groups or photographs of the indigenous.
Jean Franco Publicado en: 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’. When one looks at this photograph, it is precisely the difference between Woman and women that is on display, the public sanctification of formally private life which feminists have made a matter of public debate, emphasizing that abortion is not only a ‘woman’s question’.
Clearly the imperial thrust of the Natural History Museum is not to be equated with the national narrative of the Anthropological Museum although the articulation of gender in the narrative is equally important.