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By Haim Hazan

One of the main features of our modern tradition is a good, virtually banal, view of the transgression and disruption of cultural limitations. Strangers, migrants and nomads are celebrated in our postmodern global of hybrids and cyborgs. yet we pay a value for this get together of hybridity: the non-hybrid figures in our societies are neglected, rejected, silenced or exterminated. This publication tells the tale of those non-hybrid figures Ð the anti-heroes of our pop culture.

The major instance of non-hybrids in an another way hybridized international is that of deep previous age. Hazan indicates how we fervently distance ourselves from outdated age through grading and sequencing it into levels resembling ‘the 3rd age’, ‘the fourth age’ and so forth. getting older our bodies are manipulated via anti-aging innovations until eventually it truly is now not attainable to do it anymore, at which aspect they develop into un-transformable and non-marketable gadgets and for this reason commercially and socially invisible or masked. different examples are used to explain an identical cultural common sense of the non-hybrid: discomfort, the Holocaust, autism, fundamentalism and corporeal loss of life. at the face of it, those examples could appear to don't have anything in universal, yet all of them exemplify an analogous cultural good judgment of the non-hybrid and galvanize related reactions of feedback, terror, abhorrence and ethical indignation.

This hugely unique and iconoclastic publication bargains a clean critique of up to date Western tradition via concentrating on that that's perceived as its different Ð the non-hybrid in our midst, frequently rejected, overlooked or silenced and deemed to be wanting globally conceivable correction.

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By Haim Hazan

One of the main features of our modern tradition is a good, virtually banal, view of the transgression and disruption of cultural limitations. Strangers, migrants and nomads are celebrated in our postmodern global of hybrids and cyborgs. yet we pay a value for this get together of hybridity: the non-hybrid figures in our societies are neglected, rejected, silenced or exterminated. This publication tells the tale of those non-hybrid figures Ð the anti-heroes of our pop culture.

The major instance of non-hybrids in an another way hybridized international is that of deep previous age. Hazan indicates how we fervently distance ourselves from outdated age through grading and sequencing it into levels resembling ‘the 3rd age’, ‘the fourth age’ and so forth. getting older our bodies are manipulated via anti-aging innovations until eventually it truly is now not attainable to do it anymore, at which aspect they develop into un-transformable and non-marketable gadgets and for this reason commercially and socially invisible or masked. different examples are used to explain an identical cultural common sense of the non-hybrid: discomfort, the Holocaust, autism, fundamentalism and corporeal loss of life. at the face of it, those examples could appear to don't have anything in universal, yet all of them exemplify an analogous cultural good judgment of the non-hybrid and galvanize related reactions of feedback, terror, abhorrence and ethical indignation.

This hugely unique and iconoclastic publication bargains a clean critique of up to date Western tradition via concentrating on that that's perceived as its different Ð the non-hybrid in our midst, frequently rejected, overlooked or silenced and deemed to be wanting globally conceivable correction.

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