Download Citation on ResearchGate | Culturas híbridas: estrategias para entrar y salir de la modernidad / Néstor García Canclini | Incluye bibliografía e índice }. Culturas Hibridas by Nestor Garcia Canclini. ( ratings). Paperback Book, pages. Description: The essays in this book address the latest topics and. How do we speak of modernity?’ That is the question that García Canclini asks at the beginning of his book, Culturas Híbridas: estrategias’para entrar y salir de.

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How do we study modernity? Introducing gender into a discussion of the national patrimony might also have led to the question of how male and female have been significantly recoded by the media and private enterprise. One of the women, dressed in a huipil and a long skirt, kneels in the foreground, apparently tending an open fire. What then hibfidas the stake in ‘hybridity’? The omission of problems of subjectivity and enunciation limit the interdisciplinary potential of this book.

One contemporary recodification of gender is, indeed, graphically represented by a photograph of a group of feminists standing in front of the statue of Mexican Motherhood.

Beside her are two baskets filled with what looks like the leaves used for making tamales the details of the photograph are not clear. Ccanclini is not a woman’s problem but an essential category of analysis.

How do we reconcile different disciplinary approaches to the question? While there is nothing particularly startling in this observation, gendering is surely significant in this representation since it is the family that can best demonstrate the official view of the unchanging continuity of private life between the remote past and the present.

The very idea of ‘modernity 7 expressed in the title seems awkward. Hybridity-as-difference is too indiscriminate to ac-count for both the vernaculars of global culture cancllini the anomalies that truly cause dissent within the happy family.

I cannot go into the details of her analysis.

Let me mention one example of an analysis into which gender might have appropriately been introduced. But it is only the latter that undo the power of the centre. The book found a way out of the false dichotomies of tradition or modernity, artisan products or art. His Culturas populares en el capitalismo was a real breakthrough in that it described artisan cylturas and fiestas not as survivals or degenerate remnants hibriras a once authentic culture but as immensely variable relations to the market, to national culture culturss to local history.


Indeed the discussions of theories of modernity and postmodernity which are reproduced here only strengthen the impression that these words are mere props that only disguise a rather old problem – that of Latin American difference.

Narratives of the Miniature, the Gigantic, the Souvenir, the Collection. This vocabulary has the advantage of demystifying culture and tearing it away from the romantic notion of creation; the disadvantage is that the economic metaphor makes it impossible to broach the problem of subjectivity. The archaeological exhibition is on the ground floor and represents the past.

For further discussion of monumentalism, see Susan Stewart: Whether this adds up to a more democratic culture is another matter, given that ‘there is still inequality in the appropriation of symbolic goods and in access to cultural innovation’.

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The subjectivities constituted in this new world order are gendered and mobile. How hibrldas we analyse those phenomena that are not covered by traditional categories of high or popular culture? But the scene surely also illustrates the breakdown of the old categories of public and private.

On the second floor the Museum offers scenes of contemporary life, represented almost hibrivas by life size models of indigenous groups or photographs of the indigenous. Finally the big question: The display of religious objects is monumental in contrast to the miniaturization of the reproduction of a market scene that is just behind the Sun Stone.

This representation of the national patrimony over-looks the hybrid forms assumed by traditional ethnic groups when they come into contact with capitalist socioeconomic and cultural development’. Francis Barkeretal Colchester, Essex, vol.

The trouble with the old term mestizaje was that it suggested that culture sprang naturally out of copulation. In Latin America, the staging of difference is perfectly compatible with integration into the global system.


Hybridity is a botanical metaphor closely linked therefore to the notion of culture as cultivation, but it has some of the same problems as mestizaje. What does a television producer or a market researcher understand by the popular?

This is evident from a photograph of the interior of the ethnology room of the Museum which shows a group of life-size figures representing an indigenous family When one looks at this photograph, it is precisely the difference between Woman and women that is on display, the public sanctification of formally private life which feminists have made a matter of public debate, emphasizing that abortion is not only a ‘woman’s question’. As many critics have pointed out, however, Latin American culture has been produced by a mestizo population whose culture, though predominantly Hispanic and European, was shaped in contact with indigenous and Cultursa groups.

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In its weaker sense, it might simply refer to the postmodern permission to candlini all repertoires without worrying about authenticity. How do we speak of modernity? Jean Franco Publicado en: Not only are indigenous groups made to seem ‘the axis of culguras culture’ but they are also represented as traditional. Clearly the imperial thrust of the Natural History Museum is not to be equated with the national narrative of the Anthropological Museum although the articulation of gender in the narrative is equally important.

Perhaps the central theme of cultural culhuras today is how to build societies with democratic projects shared by everybody without making everyone the same, societies in which dispersal is transformed into diversity and the inequalities between classes, ethnic and other groups are reduced to differences’. Hence the significance of a question posed by Nelly Richard: The industrial analogy is not intended to be frivolous.