Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10142/38000
Title:
New hybridities, old concepts: the limits of 'culture'
Authors:
Anthias, Floya
Abstract:
Approaches that find hybrid social forms to be results of interculturality and diasporic relations claim that these are able to transcend "old ethnicities" and that they constitute transgressive cultural formations. I shall argue that the concept of hybridity, although denoting important developments and challenges to static and essentialist notions of ethnicity and identity, presents both conceptual and substantive difficulties. In addition, approaches to "hybridity" may unintentionally provide a gloss over existing cultural hierarchies and hegemonic practices. I shall reformulate the basis for treating "identities" outside the parameters of the old ethnicities, by developing the concept of "translocational" positionality. It is argued that this is a more adequate means for addressing the range of issues relating to belonging hailed by the notion of hybridity.
Journal:
Ethnic and Racial Studies
Issue Date:
2001
URI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01419870120049815
DOI:
10.1080/01419870120049815
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0141-9870; 1466-4356
Appears in Collections:
Department of Social Sciences Collection

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dc.contributor.authorAnthias, Floya-
dc.date.accessioned2008-09-19T14:38:30Z-
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dc.date.issued2001-
dc.identifier.issn0141-9870-
dc.identifier.issn1466-4356-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/01419870120049815-
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01419870120049815-
dc.description.abstractApproaches that find hybrid social forms to be results of interculturality and diasporic relations claim that these are able to transcend "old ethnicities" and that they constitute transgressive cultural formations. I shall argue that the concept of hybridity, although denoting important developments and challenges to static and essentialist notions of ethnicity and identity, presents both conceptual and substantive difficulties. In addition, approaches to "hybridity" may unintentionally provide a gloss over existing cultural hierarchies and hegemonic practices. I shall reformulate the basis for treating "identities" outside the parameters of the old ethnicities, by developing the concept of "translocational" positionality. It is argued that this is a more adequate means for addressing the range of issues relating to belonging hailed by the notion of hybridity.-
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dc.subjecthybridity-
dc.subjectidentity-
dc.subjectculture-
dc.subjectdiaspora-
dc.subjecttranslocational-
dc.subjectpositionality-
dc.titleNew hybridities, old concepts: the limits of 'culture'en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalEthnic and Racial Studiesen
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