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The Ashgate Research Companion to Cosmopolitanism

Edited by: Maria Rovisco , Magdalena Nowicka

Print publication date:  September  2011
Online publication date:  April  2016

Print ISBN: 9780754677994
eBook ISBN: 9781315612850
Adobe ISBN: 9781317043782

10.4324/9781315612850
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The study of Cosmopolitanism has been transformed in the last 20 years and the subject itself has become highly discussed across the social sciences and the humanities. The Ashgate Research Companion to Cosmopolitanism pursues distinct theoretical orientations and empirical analyses, bringing together mainstream discussions with the newest thinking and developments on the main themes, debates and controversies surrounding the subject. The contributions are grouped into three parts, each reflecting a different analytical focus within a variety of intellectual disciplines and methodological approaches. Part I (Cultural Cosmopolitanism) is primarily concerned with the empirically-grounded aspects of cosmopolitanism which are apparent in mundane practices and lifestyle options on the micro-scale of daily interactions. It focuses on the outlooks and lived experience of ordinary individuals and groups in concrete situational contexts and social structures. Part II (Political Cosmopolitanism) sets out the main topics and issues dealt with by scholars writing within the tradition of political cosmopolitanism. Addressing timely issues such as human rights, global justice, and global democracy, it focuses on Cosmopolitanism as an ethico-political ideal and a political project to devise new forms of supranational and transnational governance. Part III (Debates) reflects the major debates and controversies on the subject and deliberately eschews any bland consensus to instead foreground the key arguments and lively intellectual discussions in play across disciplinary divisions. Featuring contributions from key thinkers in the field, including Ulrich Beck, David Held and Martha Nussbaum, this comprehensive volume will be a valuable resource for all academics and students working within this area of study.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Cosmopolitan Sociology: Outline of a Paradigm Shift Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Cosmopolitanism and Consumption Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Cosmopolitan Openness Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Mega-Events and Cosmopolitanism: Observations on Expos and European Culture in Modernity Download PDF
Chapter  6:  The Cosmopolitan City Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Paradoxes of Postcolonial Vernacular Cosmopolitanism in South Asia and the Diaspora Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Diaspora and Cosmopolitanism Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Cosmopolitanism and Natural Law: Rethinking Kant Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Cosmopolitanism, Democracy and the Global Order Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Cosmopolitanism and the Struggle for Global Justice Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Cosmopolitan Memory and Human Rights Download PDF
Chapter  13:  The Cosmopolitical  Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Hermeneutic Cosmopolitanism, or: Toward a Cosmopolitan Public Sphere Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Cosmopolitan Citizenship Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Cosmopolitan Borders: Bordering as Connectivity Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Critical Cosmopolitanism Download PDF
Chapter  18:  From Cosmos to Globe: Relating Cosmopolitanism, Globalization and Globality Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Cosmopolitanism and Postcolonial Critique Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Border Thinking, Decolonial Cosmopolitanism and Dialogues Among Civilizations Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Cosmopolitanism and Mobilities Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Cosmopolitanism and Feminism  Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Cosmopolitanism and the Humanist Myopia Download PDF
Chapter  24:  The Capabilities Approach and Ethical Cosmopolitanism: The Challenge of Political Liberalism  Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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