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COSMOPOLITANISM IN HARD TIMES, edited by Vincenzo Cicchelli and Sylvie Mesure

  • Series:International Studies in Sociology and Social Anthropology, Volume : 136
  • Edited by : Vincenzo Cicchelli and Sylvie Mesure, CNRS, GEMASS
  • Brill
  • ISBN:978-90-04-43801-9, ISSN : 0074-8684, 2021


This reference book provides the reader with an exhaustive array of epistemological, theoretical, and empirical explorations related to the field of cosmopolitanism studies. It considers the cosmopolitan perspective rather as a relevant approach to the understand- ing of some major issues related to globalization than as a subfield of global studies. In this unique contribution to conceptualizing, establishing, experiencing, and challenging cos- mopolitanism, each chapter seizes the paradoxical dialectic of opening up and closing up, of enlightenment and counter-enlightenment, of hope and despair at work in the global world, while the volume as a whole insists on the moral, intellectual, structural, and his- torical resources that still make cosmopolitanism a real possibility — and not just wishful thinking — even in these hard times".


John Agnew, Daniele Archibugi, Paul Bagguley, Esperança Bielsa, Estevão Bosco, Stéphane Chauvier, Daniel Chernilo, Vincenzo Cicchelli, Vittorio Cotesta, Stéphane Dufoix, David Held, Robert Holton, Yasmin Hussain, David Inglis, Lauren Langman, Pietro Maffettone, Sylvie Mesure, Magdalena Nowicka, Sylvie Octobre, Delphine Pagès-El Karaoui, Massimo Pendenza, Alain Policar, Frédéric Ramel, Laurence Roulleau-Berger, Hiro Saito, Camille Schmoll, Bryan S. Turner, Clive Walker, and Daniel J. Whelan.

“This landmark collection offers a critical way out of the current global crises of political and epidemiological lockdown.”
Arjun Appadurai, New York University and The Hertie School, Berlin

“Timely and important, this book stands as a major contribution to cosmopolitanism studies. This is a must read-book.”
Shujiro Yazawa, Hitotsubashi University and Seijo University, Tokyo

“This remarkable collection challenges us in understanding the world of strangers and sets out the case for a cosmopolitan approach to contemporary global politics.”
Sari Hanafi, American University of Beirut, President of the International Sociological Association