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By Haim Hazan

One of the key features of our modern tradition is a good, nearly 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 cost for this occasion of hybridity: the non-hybrid figures in our societies are overlooked, rejected, silenced or exterminated. This ebook 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The major instance of non-hybrids in an in a different way hybridized global is that of deep outdated age. Hazan exhibits how we fervently distance ourselves from outdated age by means of grading and sequencing it into levels comparable to ‘the 3rd age’, ‘the fourth age’ etc. getting older our bodies are manipulated via anti-aging ideas till it's not attainable to do it anymore, at which aspect they develop into un-transformable and non-marketable items and for that reason commercially and socially invisible or masked. different examples are used to explain a similar 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 seem to don't have anything in universal, yet all of them exemplify a similar cultural common sense of the non-hybrid and impress related reactions of feedback, terror, abhorrence and ethical indignation.

This hugely unique and iconoclastic publication bargains a clean critique of latest Western tradition through targeting that that is perceived as its different Ð the non-hybrid in our midst, frequently rejected, neglected or silenced and deemed to be wanting globally viable correction.

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