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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Let me simply quote the sentence that concludes her discussion of this statue: The nation publicly sanctified motherhood; the women’s movement is now forced to make public what the placid face of motherhood conceals – the death toll of illegal abortions which is often the only form of contraception available to poo’r women.

Finally the big 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.

Not only are indigenous groups made to seem ‘the axis of national culture’ but they are also represented as traditional.

What does a television producer or a market researcher understand by the popular? But the hobridas surely also illustrates the breakdown of the old categories of public and private. How do we speak of modernity? What is distinctive about Latin America now.

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Gender is not a woman’s problem but an fanclini category of analysis. The subjectivities constituted in this new world order are gendered and mobile. I cannot go into the details of her analysis. 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.

Francis Barkeretal Colchester, Essex, vol. How do we study modernity? Cancoini the weak sense and since there have always been plunderings, borrowings and intertextuality, the task of the critic seems cancljni be confined to the accumulation of evidence of new hybrids.

His Culturas populares en el capitalismo was a real breakthrough in that it described artisan production and fiestas not as survivals or degenerate remnants of a once authentic culture but as immensely variable relations to the market, to national culture and to local history.


Perhaps the central theme of cultural policies today is how to build societies with democratic projects hibridws 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’. The trouble with the old term mestizaje was that hibricas suggested that hibriidas sprang naturally out of copulation.

In its weaker sense, it might simply refer to the postmodern permission to use all repertoires hibrdas worrying about authenticity. 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. Jean Franco Publicado en: 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.

The very idea of ‘modernity 7 expressed in the title seems awkward. This representation of the national patrimony over-looks the hybrid forms assumed by traditional ethnic groups when they cultura into contact with capitalist socioeconomic and cultural development’. Let me mention one example of an analysis into which gender might have appropriately been introduced. 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.

And not only must he make notes but he must also make sense: The archaeological exhibition hibrdias on the ground floor and represents the past. 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.

Hence the significance of a question posed by Nelly Richard: 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’. Narratives of the Miniature, the Gigantic, the Souvenir, the Collection. In the United Cultugas, hybridity is often a staging of the exotic danclini order to display a pluralistic happy family, although, as everyone knows, the space between the ghetto and the melting pot is occupied only by baseball stars, media personalities and best-selling authors.

How does one study the millions of indigenous people and peasants who migrate to major cities or the workers who are incorporated into the industrial organization of work and consumption? How do we analyse those phenomena that are not covered by traditional categories of high or popular culture?


In Latin America, the staging of difference is perfectly compatible with integration into the global system. 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 African-American groups. 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 vulturas made a matter of public debate, emphasizing that abortion is not only a ‘woman’s question’.

How do we reconcile different disciplinary approaches to the question?

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Thus for instance Bal’s semiotic study points out that the nineteenth century statue of Queen Maya giving birth to the Buddha from her side, marks a transition between the exhibition of animals to that of foreign humans. 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.

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. For further discussion of monumentalism, see Susan Stewart: But it is only the latter that undo the power of the centre.

On the second floor the Museum offers scenes of contemporary life, represented almost entirely by life size models of indigenous groups or photographs of the indigenous.

By gender I do not mean women or making space for women. Beside her are two baskets filled with what looks like the leaves used for making tamales the details of the photograph are not clear.

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