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Cosmopolitanism and Belonging : From European Integration to Global Hopes and Fears - Craig Calhoun

Cosmopolitanism and Belonging

From European Integration to Global Hopes and Fears

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Published: 30th April 2010
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Reviewing recent cosmopolitan thinking and theorizing from the somewhat chastened perspective of the twenty-first century, Cosmopolitanism and Belonging questions the social bases of cosmopolitanism and the continuing importance of nationalism.

With a special focus on European integration which loomed large in the cosmopolitan visions of a few years ago, Craig Calhoun addresses the ways in which cosmopolitan theories may be biased from the standpoint of European and American elites and indeed the heritage of liberal thought.

This intellectually stimulating and timely book, written by one of the top social scientists today, deals with a topical area of study as cosmopolitanism has rapidly become one of the burning issues in the social sciences today.

Cosmopolitanism and Belonging has a distinct focus on identity and belonging, analyzing a multidisciplinary area, so is an ideal purchase for students, academics and social scientists researching in the disciplines of sociology, politics and cultural studies.

Preface and Acknowledgements?
Introduction
The Class Consciousness of Frequent Travelers: Towards a Critique of Actually Existing Cosmopolitanism
Constitutional Patriotism and the Public Sphere: Interests, Identity, and Solidarity in the Integration of Europe
The Democratic Integration of Europe: Interests, Identity, and the Public Sphere
The Virtues of Inconsistency: Identity and Plurality in the Conceptualization of Europe
'Belonging' in the Cosmopolitan Imaginary
The Variability of Belonging
Imperialism, Cosmopolitanism, and Belonging
A World of Emergencies
Conclusion
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ISBN: 9780415405461
ISBN-10: 0415405467
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 30th April 2010
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6