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Books, Bodies and Bronzes

Comparing Sites of Global Citizenship Creation, 1st Edition

Edited by Peggy Levitt, Pál Nyíri


140 pages

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One out of every seven people in the world today is on the move, voluntarily and involuntarily, within countries and between them. More and more people belong to several communities at once and yet the social contract between state and citizen is still bounded by questions of nationality. Where will the cultural building blocks come from with which we can imagine a different kind of nation, and different kinds of institutions, that better reflect this reality?

This book looks at the potential role of international music competitions, beauty magazines, elite social clubs, and religious movements, among others, as potential breeding grounds for the creation of global citizenship. This book was originally published as a special issue of Ethnic and Racial Studies.

Table of Contents

1. Books, bodies, and bronzes: comparing sites of global citizenship creation

Peggy Levitt and Pál Nyíri

2. Vogue and the possibility of cosmopolitics: race, health and cosmopolitan engagement in the global beauty industry

Giselinde Kuipers, Yiu Fai Chow and Elise van der Laan

3. Shifting tides of world-making in the UNESCO World Heritage Convention: cosmopolitanisms colliding

Christoph Brumann

4. Cosmopolitan theology: Fethullah Gülen and the making of a ‘Golden Generation’

Thijl Sunier

5. Globalizing forms of elite sociability: varieties of cosmopolitanism in Paris social clubs

Bruno Cousin and Sébastien Chauvin

6. Pirate cosmopolitics and the transnational consciousness of the entertainment industry

Olga Sezneva

7. Between global citizenship and Qatarization: negotiating Qatar’s new knowledge economy within American branch campuses

Neha Vora

8. Tuning in or turning off: performing emotion and building cosmopolitan solidarity in international music competitions

Lisa McCormick

About the Editors

Peggy Levitt is Professor of Sociology at Wellesley College, Massachusetts, USA, and the Co-Director of The Transnational Studies Initiative at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.

Pál Nyíri is Professor of Global History from an Anthropological Perspective at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

About the Series

Ethnic and Racial Studies

Race, ethnicity and nationalism are at the heart of many of the major social and political issues in the present global environment. New antagonisms have emerged which require a rethinking of traditional theoretical and empirical perspectives. The books in this series are based on special issues of Ethnic and Racial Studies, the leading journal for the analysis of these issues throughout the world. Expert authors and editors present interdisciplinary research and theoretical analysis, drawing on sociology, social policy, anthropology, political science, economics, geography, international relations, history, social psychology and cultural studies.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General