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Mobility and cosmopolitanism : complicating the interaction between aspiration and practice / edited by Vered Amit and Pauline Gardiner Barber.

Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
London ; New York : Routledge, 2017.
Description:
x, 96 pages ; 24 cm
Summary note:
"In academic descriptions of cosmopolitanism, one particularly important distinction often recurs. Specifically, scholars have been concerned to distinguish between cosmopolitanism as a set of mundane practices and/or competences on the one hand and cosmopolitanism as a cultivated form of consciousness or moral aspiration on the other. For anthropologists whose ethnographic studies reveal many different expressions of cosmopolitanism, this distinction between aspiration and practice can often be quite ambiguous. This book therefore brings together five contributions from anthropologists who are reporting on encounters and aspirations that reveal different forms of spatial mobility, scales of commitment or risk, and are often transient, ambivalent and precarious. These are circumstances in which cosmopolitanism emerges as uneven and partial rather than as a comprehensive or unequivocal transformation of practice and outlook"--Page i.
Notes:
"The chapters in this book were originally published in Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power, volume 22, issue 5 (October 2015)"--Page vii.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references.
Subject(s):
Other title(s):
Identities (Yverdon, Switzerland)
ISBN:
  • 9781138200531
  • 1138200530
OCLC:
962330656
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