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By Haim Hazan

One of the main features of our modern tradition is a favorable, virtually banal, view of the transgression and disruption of cultural obstacles. 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 missed, 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The major instance of non-hybrids in an another way hybridized international is that of deep outdated age. Hazan exhibits how we fervently distance ourselves from outdated age through grading and sequencing it into phases similar to ‘the 3rd age’, ‘the fourth age’ etc. getting older our bodies are manipulated via anti-aging recommendations until eventually it truly is now not attainable to do it anymore, at which aspect they develop into un-transformable and non-marketable gadgets and as a result commercially and socially invisible or masked. different examples are used to clarify an identical cultural good judgment of the non-hybrid: soreness, 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 an analogous cultural good judgment of the non-hybrid and galvanize comparable reactions of feedback, terror, abhorrence and ethical indignation.

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

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