As the final installment of Public Culture’s Millennial Quartet, Cosmopolitanism assesses the pasts and possible futures of cosmopolitanism—or ways of thinking, feeling, and acting beyond one’s particular society. With contributions from distinguished scholars in disciplines such as literary studies, art history, South Asian studies, and anthropology, this volume recenters...more
Paperback, 260 pages
Published May 10th 2002 by Duke University Press Books
(first published March 2002)
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This book is a must-read for anyone interested in cosmopolitanism. From Pollock's articulation of vernacularity of accommodation and of necessity, to Chakrabarty's elaboration of Marxist abstract labor and life as the force to tore down capitalism, from Diouf's description of the Murid brotherhood's practice of participation without assimilation, to Abbas's de-scription of the spatiality of shanghai and hong kong as a rethinking of cosmopolitanism, from Huang's differentiation of reaction and in...more