Genre syncretism

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Syncretism is the synthesis of (religious) ideas or philosophies into a new system or worldview . In other disciplines, syncretism is also understood as the merging of cultural elements into new forms.

Outside of religious-philosophical contexts, one can often speak of genre syncretism .

Genre syncretism means the symbiosis of characteristics of different genres in one and the same work of art . This can take place in several areas, especially in film and television , computer games , theater . Significant examples are:

Genre syncretism is related to eclecticism , a term more used in the visual arts .