Hybrid cultures

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Hybrid Cultures. Strategies for Entering and Leaving Modernity

Néstor García Canclini
Colección: Cultural Studies of the Americas
Edición: University of Minnesota Press
Año de edición: 2001
ISBN: 0816646686
344 p.

 

When it was originally published, Hybrid Cultures was foundational to Latin American cultural studies. This now-classic work features a new introduction in which Néstor García Canclini calls for a cultural politics to contain the damaging effects of globalization and responds to relevant theoretical developments over the past decade. García Canclini questions whether Latin America can compete in a global marketplace without losing its cultural identity. He moves with ease from the ideas of Gramsci and Foucault to economic analysis, from appraisals of the exchanges between Octavio Paz and Jorge Luis Borges to Chicano film and graffiti. Hybrid Cultures at once clarifies the development of democratic institutions in Latin America and reveals that the most destructive ideological trends are still going strong.

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