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Anthropology and the New Cosmopolitanism

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Anthropology and the New Cosmopolitanism inaugurates a new, situated, cosmopolitan anthropology. It examines the rise of postcolonial movements responsive to global rights movements, which espouse a politics of dignity, cultural difference, democracy, dissent and tolerance. The book starts from the premise that cosmopolitanism is not, and never has been, a 'western', elitist ideal exclusively. The book's major innovation is to show the way cosmopolitans beyond the North - in Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and Malaysia, India, Africa, the Middle East and Mexico - juggle universalist commitments with roots in local cultural milieus and particular communities.Anthropology and the New Cosmopolitanism breaks new ground in theorizing the role of social anthropology as a discipline that engages with the moral, economic, legal and political transformations and dislocations of a globalizing world. It introduces the reader to key debates surrounding cosmopolitanism in the social sciences, and is written clearly and accessibly for undergraduates in anthropology and related subjects.

Author Biography

Pnina Werbner is Professor of Social Anthropology, Keele University.
Release date NZ
April 1st, 2009
Contributor
Edited by Pnina Werbner
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
1, black & white illustrations
Imprint
Berg Publishers
Pages
398
Dimensions
156x234x20
ISBN-13
9781847881984
Product ID
2968332

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