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Hybrid Cultures

Strategies for Entering and Leaving Modernity

2005
Author:

Nestor Garcia Canclini
Translated by Christopher L. Chiappari and Silvia L. Lopez
Foreword by Renato Rosaldo

Hybrid Cultures

Examines the threats to Latin American cultural identity in a global marketplace—now with a new introduction!

This book displays some of the most provocative ideas in the field of cultural studies and offers important lessons for educators. It is a well-researched, rigorous, and well-written book, and for these reasons, the Latin American Studies Association declared Hybrid Cultures the best book written about Latin America in Spanish of 1991-92.

Comparative Education Review

When it was originally published in 1995, 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 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.

Hybrid Cultures

Néstor García Canclini is director of the Program of Studies on Urban Culture at the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana.


Christopher L. Chiappari is assistant professor of anthropology at St. Olaf College.

Silvia L. López is assistant professor of Spanish at Carleton College.

Renato Rosaldo is professor of social science and chair of the department of anthropology at Stanford University.

Hybrid Cultures

This book displays some of the most provocative ideas in the field of cultural studies and offers important lessons for educators. It is a well-researched, rigorous, and well-written book, and for these reasons, the Latin American Studies Association declared Hybrid Cultures the best book written about Latin America in Spanish of 1991-92.

Comparative Education Review

Anyone wanting to begin to achieve this understanding will benefit greatly from entering Nestor Garcia Canclini’s Hybrid Cultures, be it by land, sea or air.

Elizabeth Fox, Media and Development

A rare combination of breadth and detail is brought to bear on the relations between tradition and modernity, and between local cultural phenomena and globalizing forces. The author’s cultural and theoretical range is extraordinary.

Bulletin of Latin American Research

Garcia Canclini is a fine thinker and what he writes has been seriously thought through.

Year’s Work in Critical and Cultural Theory

Hybrid Cultures

Contents

Foreword Renato Rosaldo
Acknowledgments

Introduction: Hybrid Cultures in Globalized Times

Entrance

1 From Utopias to the Market
2 Latin American Contradictions: Modernism without Modernization?
3 Artists, Middlemen, and the Public: To Innovate or to Democratize?
4 The Future of the Past
5 The Staging of the Popular
6 The Popular and Popularity: From Political to Theatrical Representation
7 Hybrid Cultures, Oblique Powers

Exit

Bibliography

Index