Jacqueline Lo


In recent times the term hybridity has become almost a cliché: it is used as both a descriptor and a category' of analysis of certain kinds of cultural formations and identities. When hybridity is used as a descriptor it usually connotes a fusion of unlike elements. For example, world music is defined as a hybrid form consisting of a mixture of musical influences from various cultures (a bit of didgeridoo mixed with Pan pipes Tibetan chants African drumming etc.): likewise, the new Australian ‘fusion cuisine' is based on a so-called East-meets- West culinary union.



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