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Routledge Handbook of Cosmopolitanism Studies

Edited by Gerard Delanty

Routledge – 2012 – 588 pages

Series: Routledge International Handbooks

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    978-0-415-60081-1
    April 3rd 2012

Description

Over the past two decades there has been great interest in cosmopolitanism across the human and social sciences. Where, earlier, it had largely been a term associated with moral and political philosophy, cosmopolitanism has now become a widely-used term in the social sciences. It is now integral to much of cultural, political and social analysis.

This is the first comprehensive survey in one volume of the interdisciplinary field of cosmopolitan studies. With over forty chapters written by leading scholars of cosmopolitanism, this book reflects the broad reception of cosmopolitan thought in a wide variety of disciplines and across international borders. Both comprehensive and innovative in the topics covered, the Handbook of Cosmopolitanism Studies is divided into four sections:

  • major theoretical debates, where the emphasis is on recent developments
  • cultural topics in the social sciences
  • the politics of cosmopolitanism
  • major world varieties of cosmopolitanism.

The Handbook answers the need to take modern cosmopolitanism out of its exclusive western context and relate it to the historical experiences of other world cultures. This is a major work in defining the emerging field of cosmopolitanism studies.

Throughout, there is a strong emphasis on interdisciplinarity, with essays covering philosophy, literary theory, history, international relations, anthropology, communications studies and sociology. The Handbook’s clear and comprehensive style will appeal to a wide undergraduate audience across the social sciences and humanities.

Contents

Introduction: The Emerging Field of Cosmopolitan Studies by Gerard Delanty Part 1: Cosmopolitan Theory and Approaches 1. Alternative Histories of Cosmopolitanism: Rethinking the Classical Legacy of Modern Thought by David Inglis 2. Modernity and Cosmopolitanism: From a Critical Social Theory Perspective by Piet Strydom 3. The Idea of Critical Cosmopolitanism by Gerard Delanty 4. Cosmopolitanism and the Problem of Universalism by Daniel Chernilo 5. The Global Civilizing Role of Cosmopolitanism by Andrew Linklater 6. Global History and Cosmopolitanism by Bo Stråth 7. Decolonial Cosmopolitanism and Dialogues among Civilizations by Walter D. Mignolo 8. Emancipatory Cosmopolitanism: A Vision of the Individual Free from Culture, Custom and Community by Nigel Rapport 9. Cosmopolitanism and Empirical Social Research: An Emerging Research Agenda by Victor Roudometof 10. Performing Cosmopolitanism by Ian Woodward and Zlatko Skrbis 11. What Is a World? On World Literature As World-Making Activity by Pheng Cheah Part 2: Cosmopolitan Cultures 12. Anthropology and the New Ethical Cosmopolitanism by Pnina Werbner 13. The Persistence of Cultural Diversity Despite Cosmopolitanism by Pippa Norris and Ronald Inglehart 14. Media Cultures and Cosmopolitan Connections by Alexa Robertson 15. The Cosmopolitanism of the Sacred by Bryan S. Turner 16. Cosmopolitanism, Religion and Inter-civilizational Dialogue by Humeira Iqtidar 17. Cosmopolitanism in Cities and Beyond by Brenda S. A. Yeoh and Lin Weiqiang 18. Aesthetic Cosmopolitanism by Nikos Papastergiadis 19. Festivals, Museums, Exhibitions: Aesthetic Cosmopolitanism in the Cultural public Sphere by Monica Sassatelli 20 Bordering and Connectivity: Cosmopolitan Opportunities by Chris Rumford 21. Cosmopolitan Memory by Max Pensky 22. Cosmopolitan Education by Noah Sobe 23. Interspecies Cosmopolitanism by Eduardo Mendieta Part 3: Cosmopolitics 24. Citizenship of the World Revisted by Etienne Balibar 25. Global Inequality and Human Rights: A Cosmopolitan Perspective by Ulrich Beck 26. Cosmocitizens? by Richard Vernon 27. A Right To Politics?: Towards an Agonistic Cosmopolitics of Human Rights by Patrick Hanafin 28. Equality, Sufficiency, and Global Justice by Gillian Brock 29. Cosmopolitanism and Global Democratization by Raffaele Marchetti 30. Global Justice and Contemporary Political Philosophy: Statist Anti-Cosmopolitanism by Daniel M. Weinstock 31. The Idea of Cosmopolitan Solidarity by Robert Fine 32. Global Civil Society and the Cosmopolitan Idea by Darren O’Byrne and Alexander Hensby 33. Humanitarianism and Cosmopolitanism by Iain Wilkinson 34. Cosmopolitanism and Migrancy by Meyda Yeğenoğlu Part 4: World Varieties of Cosmopolitanism 35. An Empirical World of Cosmopolitan Asia by Baogang He and Kevin Brown 36. Between Tianxia and Postsocialism: Contemporary Chinese Cosmopolitanism by Lisa Rofel 37. Kyōsei: Japan’s Cosmopolitanism by Yoshio Sugimoto 38. Unity in Diversity: The Indian Cosmopolitan Idea by Sudarsan Padmanabhan 39. Africa’s New Public Cosmopolitans by Richard Werbner 40. Cosmopolitanism in Latin America: Political Practices, Critiques, and Imaginaries by Aurea Mota 41. Ethnographies of Cosmopolitanism in the Caribbean by Huon Wardle 42. Immigration, Indigeneity and Identity: Cosmopolitanism in Australia and New Zealand by Keith Jacobs and Jeff Malpas 43. Americans and Others: Historical Identity Formation in the United States by Andrew Hartman 44. Cosmopolitanism, Europe and Social Change: A Socio-Historical Perspective on Cosmopolitan Order in Europe and the EU by Maurice Roche 45. Dangerous Liaisons: Jews and Cosmopolitanism in Modern Times by Michael L. Miller and Scott Ury

Author Bio

Gerard Delanty is Professor of Sociology at the University of Sussex. His recent publications include The Cosmopolitan Imagination (Cambridge University Press, 2009) and the International Handbook of Contemporary Social and Political Theory (ed. with Stephen P. Turner, Routledge, 2011).

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