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Spaces of in-between ‘Hybridity’, self-identification and agency of change in personal narratives of non-belonging

Arbouz, Daphne LU (2011) GNVM11 20111
Department of Gender Studies
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Daphne Arbouz, Spaces of in-between, ‘hybridity’ self-identification and agency of change in personal narratives of non-belonging, Master’s thesis 30p. Lund University, 2011.

Narratives of non-belonging and identity formations surrounding the concept of ‘hybridity’ in autobiographic material are discussed and interpreted. Conflicting views existing between ethnocentrically and multi-pluralistically based self-representations in personal experiences are highlighted. The issue proposed to scrutiny is as follows: Is ‘hybridity’ a meaningful vector expressing true cultural diversity? Or what role does this concept play in relation to a white, heterosexist society and cultural imperative in general? Post-colonial and psychoanalytic... (More)
Daphne Arbouz, Spaces of in-between, ‘hybridity’ self-identification and agency of change in personal narratives of non-belonging, Master’s thesis 30p. Lund University, 2011.

Narratives of non-belonging and identity formations surrounding the concept of ‘hybridity’ in autobiographic material are discussed and interpreted. Conflicting views existing between ethnocentrically and multi-pluralistically based self-representations in personal experiences are highlighted. The issue proposed to scrutiny is as follows: Is ‘hybridity’ a meaningful vector expressing true cultural diversity? Or what role does this concept play in relation to a white, heterosexist society and cultural imperative in general? Post-colonial and psychoanalytic theories and perspectives, and a comparative discourse analysis are used as methodological approaches. According to my findings, the construction of this particular hybrid subjectivity appears to be correlated to a set of multifarious dimensions like western colonial versions of indo-European myths of origin, racial objectivation and superiority, and other factors like religious affiliation, sexuality and remnants of the bourgeois conception of the nuclear family. (Less)
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Arbouz, Daphne LU
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GNVM11 20111
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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Hybridity, Identity, Nationalism, Body-politics, Transraciality
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English
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2150426
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2011-09-01 10:59:33
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  abstract     = {Daphne Arbouz, Spaces of in-between, ‘hybridity’ self-identification and agency of change in personal narratives of non-belonging, Master’s thesis 30p. Lund University, 2011. 

Narratives of non-belonging and identity formations surrounding the concept of ‘hybridity’ in autobiographic material are discussed and interpreted. Conflicting views existing between ethnocentrically and multi-pluralistically based self-representations in personal experiences are highlighted. The issue proposed to scrutiny is as follows:  Is  ‘hybridity’ a meaningful vector expressing true cultural diversity?  Or what role does this concept play in relation to a white, heterosexist society and cultural imperative in general? Post-colonial and psychoanalytic theories and perspectives, and a comparative discourse analysis are used as methodological approaches. According to my findings, the construction of this particular hybrid subjectivity appears to be correlated to a set of multifarious dimensions like western colonial versions of indo-European myths of origin, racial objectivation and superiority, and other factors like religious affiliation, sexuality and remnants of the bourgeois conception of the nuclear family.},
  author       = {Arbouz, Daphne},
  keyword      = {Hybridity,Identity,Nationalism,Body-politics,Transraciality},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Spaces of in-between ‘Hybridity’, self-identification and agency of change in personal narratives of non-belonging},
  year         = {2011},
}