1st Edition

Books, Bodies and Bronzes Comparing Sites of Global Citizenship Creation

Edited By Peggy Levitt, Pál Nyíri Copyright 2015
    152 Pages
    by Routledge

    152 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    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


    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.