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- DescriptionThe provocative title of this book is deliberately and challengingly universalist, matching the theoretically experimental essays, where contributors try different ideas to answer distinct concerns regarding cosmopolitanism. Leading anthropologists explore what cosmopolitanism means in the context of everyday life, variously viewing it as an aspect of kindness and empathy, as tolerance, hospitality and openness, and as a defining feature of pan-human individuality. The chapters thus advance an existential critique of abstract globalization discourse. The book enriches interdisciplinary debates about hitherto neglected aspects of contemporary cosmopolitanism as a political and moral project, examining the form of its lived effects and offering new ideas and case studies to work with.
- Author BiographyLisette Josephides is Professor of Anthropology at Queen's University Belfast, having taught in Papua New Guinea, at the LSE, and at the University of Minnesota. Two major books on her PNG fieldwork, The Production of Inequality and Melanesian Odysseys, trace the development of her interests from politics to theories of the self and moral philosophy. She is Associate Editor of Social Analysis, member of the International Advisory Group of Nordic Network for Philosophical Anthropology, and Fellow of the Centre for Cosmopolitan Studies at St. Andrews. Alexandra Hall is Lecturer in Politics at the University of York. She has a background in anthropology and her research interests include the international securitization of mobility and contemporary border politics in the West. She has conducted research into the everyday production and experience of security within immigration detention, and the rise of smart e-border targeting systems in the UK and Europe. Her ethnography of an immigration removal centre, Borderwatch: Cultures of Immigration, Detention and Control, was published by Pluto Press in 2012.
- PublisherBerghahn Books
- Date of Publication01/03/2014
- SubjectSocial Sciences: Textbooks & Study Guides
- Place of PublicationOxford
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintBerghahn Books
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight431 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine13 mm
- Edited byAlexandra Hall,Lisette Josephides
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