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Hybrid Cultures: Strategies for Entering and Leaving Modernity
by Nestor Garcia Canclini
foreword by Renato Rosaldo
translated by Christopher L. Chiappari and Silvia L. Lopez
University of Minnesota Press, 2005
Paper: 978-0-8166-4668-5
Library of Congress Classification F1414.2.G36513 2005
Dewey Decimal Classification 980.033


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 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 grafitti. 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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