Cosmopolitanism and Place

Cosmopolitanism and Place

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Addressing perspectives about who "we" are, the importance of place and home, and the many differences that still separate individuals, this volume reimagines cosmopolitanism in light of our differences, including the different places we all inhabit and the many places where we do not feel at home. Beginning with the two-part recognition that the world is a smaller place and that it is indeed many worlds, Cosmopolitanism and Place critically explores what it means to assert that all people are citizens of the world, everywhere in the world, as well as persons bounded by a universal and shared more

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  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 18.8mm | 485.34g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0253030323
  • 9780253030320

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"These essays offer many beautiful, eloquent, incisive, generative, and moving analyses of place, home, and world. They introduce some new and extremely useful terminologies: cosmopolitan hope, cosmopolitan ignorance, cosmopolitan dreaming, cosmopolitan publics, and cosmopolitan co-habitation." -Eduardo Mendieta, author of Global Fragments: Globalizations, Latinamericanisms, and Critical Theory "The essays in this rich volume challenge many of the standard cultural, moral, and political meanings of cosmopolitanism, especially those of universalism, world citizenship, and global justice." -Emily Zakin, editor of Bound by the City: Greek Tragedy, Sexual Difference, and the Formation of the Polisshow more

About José M. Medina

Jessica Wahman is Visiting Research Scholar at Cornell University. Jose M. Medina is Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University.John J. Stuhr is Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and American Studies at Emory more

Table of contents

IntroductionSection I: Reconstructing Cosmopolitan IdealsIntroduction / Jessica Wahman1. Deja Vu All Over Again?: The Challenge of Cosmopolitanism / John Lysaker2. Home, Hospitality, and the Cosmopolitan Address / Noelle McAfee3. Cultural Heritages and Universal Principles / Juan Carlos Pereda Failache4. Not Black or White but Chocolate Brown: Reframing Issues / Jacquelyn Ann K. Kegley5. Pragmatism and the Challenge of a Cosmopolitan Aesthetics: Framing the Issues / Robert E. InnisSection II: Taking Place SeriouslyIntroduction / Jose Medina6. Toward a Politics of Co-Habitation: "Dwelling" in the Manner of Wayfarers / Vincent Colapietro7. Cosmopolitan Ignorance and "Not Knowing Your Place" / Jose Medina8. America and Cosmopolitan Responsibility: Some Thoughts on an Itinerant Duty / Jeff Edmonds9. Loss of Place / Megan Craig10. The Loss of Confidence in the World / Josep E. Corbi11. Climate Change and Place: Delimiting Cosmopolitanism / Nancy TuanaSection III: Reimaging Home and WorldIntroduction / John J. Stuhr12. Citizen or Guest?: Cosmopolitanism as Homelessness / Jessica Wahman13. Cosmopolitan Hope / Jennifer L. Hansen14. Hospitality or Generosity?: Cosmopolitan Transactions / Cynthia Gayman15. On Cosmopolitan Publics and Online Communities / Erin C. Tarver16. A New "International of Decent Feelings"?: Cosmopolitanism and the Erasure of Class / William S. Lewis 17. Somewhere, Dreaming of Cosmopolitanism / John J. StuhrBibliographyIndexshow more