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Nationalism and the nation-state have recently come under siege, their political dominance gradually eroding under the strain of such forces as ethnic strife, religious fundamentalism, homogenizing global capitalism, and the unprecedented movements of people and populations across cultures, countries, even cyberspace. A resurgent cosmopolitanism has emerged as a viable and...
Nationalism and the nation-state have recently come under siege, their political dominance gradually eroding under the strain of such forces as ethnic strife, religious fundamentalism, homogenizing global capitalism, and the unprecedented movements of people and populations across cultures, countries, even cyberspace. A resurgent cosmopolitanism has emerged as a viable and alternative political project. In Cosmopolitics, a renowned group of scholars and political theorists offers the first sustained examination of that project, its inclusive and often universalist claims, and its tangled and sometimes volatile relationship to nationalism.
Understood generally as a fundamental commitment to the interests of humanity, traditional cosmopolitanism has been criticized as a privileged position, an aloof detachment from the obligations and affiliations that constrain nation-bound lives and move people to political action. Yet, as these essays make clear, contemporary cosmopolitanism arises not from a disengagement, but rather from well-defined cultural, historical, and political contexts. The contributors explore a feasible cosmopolitanism now beginning to emerge, and consider the question of whether it can or will displace nationalism, which needs to be rethought rather than dismissed as obsolete.
Intellectually provocative and erudite, this interdisciplinary volume presents a diverse array of critical perspectives, assessing both the ideal enterprise and the current realities of the rapidly developing cosmopolitical movement.
|Introduction Part I: Actually Existing Cosmopolitanism||1|
|Introduction Part II: The Cosmopolitical - Today||20|
|Pt. I||Cosmopolitanism and Nationalism: Some Philosophical Arguments|
|Justice as a Larger Loyalty||45|
|Kant's Project for Perpetual Peace||59|
|Cosmopolitanism and the Experience of Nationality||77|
|Pt. II||Belonging to a World: Actually Existing Cosmopolitanism?|
|Nationalism, Identity, and the World-in-Motion: On the Logics of Seriality||117|
|Flexible Citizenship among Chinese Cosmopolitans||134|
|Importing Miao Brethren to Hmong America: A Not-So-Stateless Transnationalism||163|
|Ruth, the Model Emigre: Mourning and the Symbolic Politics of Immigration||192|
|The Borders of Europe||216|
|Pt. III||Toward a Cosmopolitan Cultural Studies|
|The Varieties of Cosmopolitan Experience||233|
|Cosmopolitanism, Universalism, and the Divided Legacies of Modernity||265|
|Given Culture: Rethinking Cosmopolitical Freedom in Transnationalism||290|
|Cultural Talks in the Hot Peace: Revisiting the "Global Village"||329|
|A New Cosmopolitanism Is in the Air: Some Dialectical Twists and Turns||351|