Today we look at the word differently. Perhaps, this is to do with hybridity. I will deliver my findings and understanding on Hybrid culture and merge identity.
From the blog New Narratives (2011) Tony Sandset wrote ‘English has hybrid elements in that we often “steal” words from other languages and adapt them to our own, such as the Japanese words “sushi”.’
Further examples, books, video games and films as most of them are translated. Films are very hybrid as it can focus on a culture, language and a location. Such as Manga is known worldwide although it originates from Japan. Another example is Day of the Dead is originated from Mexico, but we can already tell that it is celebrated world wide, begins during Halloween and is part of a costume that can be represented through face paint.
Hybridity is expressed in various cultural contexts and in the in-between spaces of arts, media, science and technology. This text was published at https://isea2011.sabanciuniv.edu/panel/hybrid-cultures.
On the other hand, hybrid identity; a fusion of cultures, for example being British African- a mix of British and African. It is the future of accepting hybrid identity and has become a ‘norm’. In brief globalisation had a various reasons of allowing the hybrid identity to develop. As well as colonising can be seen as a development for hybrid identity and culture. Something to consider as well is currencies Europe has many independent countries. But, more and more year later countries started to develop and connect their currencies to euros as this shows ‘globalisation’ and ‘hybrid economy’.
Further more food, language are most likely hybrid, extremely evident in fast food such as ‘ McDonalds’. In addition language adapt from one another, becoming a mixture of different hybrid language. For example English language makes up over 146 languages, think about the Greek terms for medicine.
We can see that the past and present has impacted a lot to the future for children on hybridity. Self-educating by just communicating to their friends “Where are you from?”. But why not ask “Are you local?”.
This is something to look at further, childhood take on hybridity, each different generation. The topics on hybridity are wide and need to be researched closely, as the present is increasing with hybridity, globalisation, identity and culture. It would be interesting to know how the world would be in ten year time, when hybridity is already marking history.
Sandset, T. ‘Hybrid Identity: Dictionaries, Identities and “Are we all hybrids”?’ Some Thoughts on Hybrid Identity. (2011). New Narratives. Available at: https://newnarratives.wordpress.com/issue-1-hybrid-identity/some-thoughts-on-hybrid-identity/ (Accessed on: 24 October 2017)
Available at: https://isea2011.sabanciuniv.edu/panel/hybrid-cultures ,. 2011 (Accessed on: 24 October 2017)
Ryo, (2013). Third Culture Kids and Hybrid Cultures . Available at: http://skeptikai.com/2013/08/19/third-culture-kids-and-hybrid-cultures/ (Accessed on: 24 October 2017)
David, K. (2011). McDonald’s Menu Items From Around The World. Available at: http://mentalfloss.com/article/28290/mcdonalds-menu-items-around-world (Accessed on: 24 October 2017)