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By Haim Hazan

One of the foremost features of our modern tradition is a good, nearly banal, view of the transgression and disruption of cultural barriers. Strangers, migrants and nomads are celebrated in our postmodern global of hybrids and cyborgs. yet we pay a cost for this social gathering of hybridity: the non-hybrid figures in our societies are neglected, rejected, silenced or exterminated. This e-book tells the tale of those non-hybrid figures Ð the anti-heroes of our pop culture.

The major instance of non-hybrids in an in a different way hybridized global is that of deep outdated age. Hazan indicates how we fervently distance ourselves from previous age via grading and sequencing it into phases corresponding to ‘the 3rd age’, ‘the fourth age’ etc. getting older our bodies are manipulated via anti-aging suggestions till it's now not attainable to do it anymore, at which aspect they turn into un-transformable and non-marketable items and as a result commercially and socially invisible or masked. different examples are used to explain an analogous cultural common sense of the non-hybrid: ache, the Holocaust, autism, fundamentalism and corporeal dying. at the face of it, those examples could appear to don't have anything in universal, yet all of them exemplify an analogous cultural common sense of the non-hybrid and galvanize related reactions of feedback, terror, abhorrence and ethical indignation.

This hugely unique and iconoclastic ebook deals a clean critique of up to date Western tradition by way of targeting that that's perceived as its different Ð the non-hybrid in our midst, usually rejected, missed or silenced and deemed to be short of globally potential correction.

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