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  Crossing Over: Hybridity and Hegemony in the Popular Media
 
 
Title: Crossing Over: Hybridity and Hegemony in the Popular Media
Author: Shugart, Helene A.
Appeared in: Communication & critical/cultural studies
Paging: Volume 4 (2007) nr. 2 pages 115-141
Year: 2007-06
Contents: In this essay, I assess how the threat of “hybridity,” as represented in the mediated construction of Jennifer Lopez, is negotiated and contained in the context of contemporary popular culture. I argue that, in this case, hybridity is shored up against a narrative of authentic “otherness,” secured via a particularly gendered and sexualized discourse of excess, in ways that implicitly address a crisis of racial/ethnic integrity and ultimately serve to preserve whiteness. This case study of the contemporary cultural management of hybridity provides meaningful insight as to the continence of whiteness in a (post)modern age as well as to how its borders are marshaled and maintained in the face of attendant challenges.
Publisher: Routledge
Source file: Elektronische Wetenschappelijke Tijdschriften
 
 

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