The Globalization of Strangeness

The Globalization of Strangeness

by C. Rumford

Paperback(1st ed. 2013)

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This book explores the place of the 'stranger' within contemporary society against a background of societal strangeness which occurs when global consciousness outstrips global connectivity.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137576712
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 01/21/2013
Edition description: 1st ed. 2013
Pages: 195
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Chris Rumford is Professor of Political Sociology and Global Politics at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. He is the author of many books including The European Union: A Political Sociology, Rethinking Europe (with Gerard Delanty), The Sage Handbook of European Studies, Cosmopolitanism and Europe, and Cosmopolitan Spaces: Europe, Globalization, Theory.

Table of Contents

Preface Introduction: When Neighbours Become Strangers The Unchanging Stranger: A Critical Survey of the Literature Ulrich Beck: A Perspectival Account of Strangeness The Global Context: Rethinking Strangers and Neighbours The 'Cricketing Stranger': The London Bombings and the 'Homegrown Terrorist' The Cosmopolitan Stranger: A Thesis Representing the Stranger: Film and Television Conclusion

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"In this original and highly readable volume, Rumford moves debate beyond the figure of the stranger as an intrusion from outside toward strangeness as a feature of the human condition in an epoch of globalization." - Robert Holton, Trinity College, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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