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- DescriptionThis title offers an illuminating and dynamic account of an often confusing and widespread concept. Bringing together both historical and contemporary approaches to cosmopolitanism, as well as recognizing its multidimensional nature, Skrbis and Woodward manage to show the very essence of cosmopolitanism as a theoretical idea and cultural practice. Through an exploration of various social fields, such as media, identity and ethics, the book analyses the limits and possibilities of the cosmopolitan turn and explores the different contexts cosmopolitanism theory has been and still is applied to. Critical, diverse and engaging, the book successfully answers questions such as: * How can we understand cosmopolitanism? * What is the relationship between cosmopolitanism and ethics? * What is the relationship between cosmopolitanism and identity? * How do cosmopolitan networks come into being? * How do we apply cosmopolitanism theory to contemporary, digital and mediated societies? This accessible, comprehensive and authoritative title is a must for anyone interested in cultural consumption, contemporary citizenship and identity construction. It will be especially useful for students and scholars within the fields of social theory, ethics, identity politics, cultural diversity and globalisation.
- Author BiographyProfessor Zlatko Skrbis holds undergraduate degrees in philosophy and sociology of culture from the University of Ljubljana and a PhD in sociology from Flinders University. His research spans the areas of migration studies, social theory and life-course studies. He is the author of numerous papers which appeared in some of the key international journals. His recent books include Cosmopolitanism: Uses of the Idea (2013, with Woodward), The Sociology of Cosmopolitanism (2009, with Kendall and Woodward) and Constructing Singapore (2008, with Barr; Arabic translation in 2013). Zlatko is Vice-Provost (Graduate Education) at Monash University. His portfolio responsibilities include coursework and research graduate education onshore and offshore and the development of early career researchers. Before joining Monash in 2013, he was Dean of Graduate School at The University of Queensland. He was previously the convener of the Universities Australia Council of Deans and Directors of Graduate Research. He held prestigious fellowship appointments at The University of Warwick (2008) and The University of Manchester (2010). He is an Honorary Monash-Warwick Professor and Honorary Professor in Sociology at The University of Queensland. Ian Woodward is Associate Professor in the School of Humanities at Griffith University, Australia.
- Author(s)Ian Woodward,Zlatko Skrbis
- PublisherSAGE Publications Ltd
- Date of Publication30/04/2013
- SubjectSociology & Anthropology: Professional
- Series TitlePublished in Association with Theory, Culture & Society
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintSAGE Publications Ltd
- Weight236 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine13 mm
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