Conclusion to Part I: A Continuum of Configurations
Each configuration of aesthetico-cultural cosmopolitanism corresponds to a different response to cultural globalization: the first is immersion without any particular intentionality (inadvertent cosmopolitanism, 34%); the second is engagement, which can take two forms (specific cosmopolitanism, which occurs primarily through reading, 32%; and cosmopolitan fandom, which is marked by a general stance of openness to diversity, 17%); the third response is rejection (national preference, 11%), while the fourth is retreat (impossible cosmopolitanism, 6%). These results indicate that cosmopolitanism is a major generational phenomenon in how young people relate to culture in a global world.
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