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Hybridity

  • In: Encyclopedia of Identity
  • Edited by: Ronald L. Jackson II & Michael A. Hogg
  • Subject:Self & Identity, Identity, Self & Identity

Hybridity is often seen as the result of colonialism, imperialism, and globalization. This entry defines hybridity in the context of globalization; therefore, it discusses cultural hybridity and constantly changing and forming postcolonial identities. Hybridity most typically occurs in postcolonial societies as a result of conscious moments of cultural suppression, as when the colonial power invades to dominate and control political and economic conditions, and when colonizers (often Western nations) force indigenous people to assimilate to the new ...

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