Conclusion to Part I: A Continuum of Configurations

  • Vincenzo Cicchelli
  • Sylvie Octobre
Part of the Consumption and Public Life book series (CUCO)


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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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vincenzo Cicchelli
    • 1
  • Sylvie Octobre
    • 1
  1. 1.GEMASSCNRS/University of Paris-SorbonneParisFrance

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