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Hopelessly Adrift? Cosmopolitanism, Global Citizenship, and Moral Commitment

  • Zlatko Skrbis
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Abstract

This book has brought together research contributions from scholars who have each provided a unique perspective on how cosmopolitanism can further our understanding of the interrelationship between consumer practices, market arrangements, and global forces. But in light of recent political trends, will this concept remain useful and relevant? In this concluding chapter, I offer a reflective commentary on the future utility of cosmopolitism as both a theoretical and an empirical framework. At a time when discourses of global citizenship and belonging are being replaced by the language of nationalism and parochial insularity, I argue that cosmopolitanism can continue to illuminate sociological understanding of how openness and acceptance have an ongoing capacity to combat fear and hate.

Notes

Acknowledgments

I wish to acknowledge Dr Jackie Laughland-Bööy’s support in preparing this chapter.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zlatko Skrbis
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  1. 1.Monash UniversityClaytonAustralia

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