From Shahrukh Khan to Shakira: Reflections on Aesthetico-cultural Cosmopolitanism Among Young French People

  • Vincenzo Cicchelli
  • Sylvie Octobre


The globalisation of cultural industries and the growing circulation of products facilitated by digital technologies are major explanations of an unprecedented internationalisation of youth culture. This phenomenon merits our attention regarding its effects on acceptance of foreign tastes. How to grasp the cultural mutations engendered by the consumption of cultural products which mix or even employ foreign cultural codes? What are the references, the new criteria of appreciation which are engaged, and how do they construct a new aesthetic, even a renewed cultural capital? Does this permanent contact with the cultural products of transnational circulation modify the link with alterity, real or imagined?


Aesthetico-cultural cosmopolitanism Global culture Cultural participation Youth Socialisation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vincenzo Cicchelli
    • 1
  • Sylvie Octobre
    • 2
  1. 1.GEMASS, University of Paris Sorbonne/CNRSParisFrance
  2. 2.Département des Études de la Prospective et des StatistiquesMinistère de la Culture et de la CommunicationParisFrance

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