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date: 18 September 2020


A Dictionary of Sports Studies

Alan Tomlinson

A term referring initially to forms of interracial mixing that were disapproved of in a particular society, so that a dominant—often white—culture in a colonial setting could reassert its own allegedly pure identity with relation to mixed-race categories such as ‘half-breed’. A more positive sense of the term has been developed by cultural theorists recognizing hybridity as a source of the development and articulation of identity, based on a creative fusion of different elements. Most prominent and influential among theorists of hybridity is ... ...

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