Postcolonial literature often addresses the problems and consequences of the decolonization of a country, especially questions relating to the political and cultural independence of formerly subjugated people. In colonial societies, Hybridity may be in the form of retrival or the revival of the pre-colonial past. brid (hī′brĭd) n. 1. As theorised by postcolonial critic Homi K Bhabha Hybridity is a creation of a new cultural forms and realities resulting from colonial encounter. Reconstructing Hybridity Post-Colonial Studies in Transition Series: Textxet: Studies in Comparative Literature, Volume: 51; E-Book ISBN: 9789401203890 Publisher: Brill | Rodopi Online Publication Date: 01 Jan 2007 Subjects. 2. a. What I am calling literary hybridity (hybridity at the level of narrative form) is fundamental to what we now know as postcolonial literature. The author of books on Timothy Findley and postcolonial literature, she has edited Postcolonialism: Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies (2000) and co-edited Shakespeare in Canada: A World Elsewhere? Hybridity/Hybridization in postcolonialism comes to show a combination of two cultures or more and the culturally hybrid person is supposed to live with such a culture in his/her community. It is meant to foreclose the diverse forms of purity encompassed within essentialist theories. In particular, the condition of cultural hybridity has been highlighted by examining the post-colonial cultures of migrants which are based on fusions and translations of existing elements. The term hybridity has become one of the most recurrent concepts in postcolonial cultural criticism. They are steps towards that “new reality”. (2002). She is currently working on globalization, autonomy, and postcolonial studies with funding support from SSHRC. This research will explore the issue of identity in postcolonial literature. Genetics The offspring of genetically dissimilar parents or stock, especially the offspring produced by breeding plants or animals of different varieties, species, or races. Postcolonial literature often addresses the problems and consequences of the decolonization of a country, especially questions relating to the political and cultural independence of formerly subjugated people, and themes such as racialism and colonialism. World War II (1939-1945) created a particular zeitgeist (or a defining spirit of the time), which consequently shaped the literary works published immediately after the war. In The Location of Culture, Bhabha does not see hybridity as a means of resolving different elements of identity. of the most widely used and criticized concepts in postcolonial theory. Cultural hybridity is not limited to the physical features of the human beings such as the colour of skin, hair and eyes, but goes beyond these. Unit 2: Postcolonial Literature Unit 2: Postcolonial Literature The post-World War II era and postcolonialism largely overlap. Today the idea of hybridity has largely positive connotations as it is articulated in esthetics or in cultural theory using postcolonial models (Bhabha, Young) and cyborg theory (Haraway). Then it revisits the trope of hybridity in the context of a series of articles on cultural globalization published in the Washington Post in 1998. Table of Contents Preliminary Material. 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