Negative Cosmopolitanism: Cultures and Politics of World Citizenship after Globalization

Negative Cosmopolitanism: Cultures and Politics of World Citizenship after Globalization

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ISBN-13: 9780773550971
Publisher: McGill-Queens University Press
Publication date: 11/10/2017
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author


Eddy Kent is associate professor of English at the University of Alberta. Terri Tomsky is assistant professor of English at the University of Alberta.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction: Negative Cosmopolitanism Eddy Kent Terri Tomsky 3

Part 1 Cosmopolitan Histories

1 American Good Life, the Bandung Spirit, and a Human Right Record Crystal Parish 29

2 Sui Generous: Examining the Object of Organized Philanthropy through the MacArthur Foundation Geordie Miller 43

3 Underwriting Cosmopolitanism: Insurance, Slavery, and Confidence Games in Herman Melville's "Benito Cereno" and The Confidence-Man Dennis Mischke 58

4 Fractured Mediations: Eur/ Asian Vernacular Cosmopolitanism Sneja Gunew 74

5 Disater Cosmopolitanism: Imaginations of Comparison in Kamila Shamsie's Burnt Shadow Liam O'Loughlin 91

Part 2 Cosmopolitan Labour

6 Cosmopolitanism from Below: Oil Capitalism, Informality, and Citizenship in Nigeria Paul Ugor 107

7 Representing Migrant Labour in Contemporary Britain: Hsiao-Hung Pai's Chinese Whispers and Marina Lewycka's Strawberry Fields/Two Caravans Pamela McCallum 130

8 Cosmopolitan Creoles and Neoliberal Mobility in Annalee Davis's On the Map Melissa Stephens 149

9 Reproductive Politics, the Negative Present, and Cosmopolitan Futurity Heather Latimer 172

Part 3 Cosmopolitan Communities

10 Standing Outside the Law: Prostitution-Free Zones and the Power of Property Juliane Collard 187

11 "Internal Racisms" of the Yakuza-eiga Mike Dillon 200

12 Embedded Cosmopolitanism: Tolstoyan and Goethean Ides of World Literature during the Two World Wars Dina Gusejnova 217

13 At Home in the World of the Wound: Feral Cosmopolitics in the Red Riding Quartet Mark Simpson 243

14 Homiletic Realism Timothy Brennan 263

Afterword: Incipient Cosmopolitanism Peter Nyers 283

Notes 291

Bibliography 345

Contributors 385

Index 389

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