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    by Routledge

    A term of antique provenance, ‘cosmopolitanism’ has developed and cohered into a critical concept in contemporary social and cultural analysis. However, the daunting quantity (and variable quality) of the available research exploring the many, often controversial, issues attendant upon cosmopolitanism—and the breadth and complexity of the canon on which it draws—makes it difficult to discriminate the useful from the tendentious, superficial, and otiose. That is why this new title in the highly regarded Routledge series, Critical Concepts in Sociology, is so timely. It answers the urgent need for a wide-ranging collection to provide easy access to the key items of scholarly literature, material that is often inaccessible or scattered throughout a variety of specialist journals and books.

    In four volumes, this new collection addresses how key issues, such as globalization, migration, citizenship, social belonging, and cultural complexity and blending, are illuminated by reflections upon what cosmopolitanism is, or could be; and how cosmopolitan thinking and practice could, or does, impact upon such matters. The gathered materials also make sense of the revolutionary effects that debates on cosmopolitanism are having on research agendas and ways of thinking in sociology, and across the social sciences and humanities more generally.

    Cosmopolitanism is supplemented with a full index, and includes a comprehensive introduction, newly written by the editors, which places the collected material in its historical and intellectual context. It is destined to be valued by scholars, students, and researchers as a vital research resource.

    Volume I: Classical Contributions to Cosmopolitanism

    1. S. Berges, ‘Loneliness and Belonging: Is Stoic Cosmopolitanism Still Defensible?’, Res Publica, 2005, 11, 3–25.

    2. L. Caranti, ‘Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace? Reflections on the Realist Critique of the Kantian Project’, Journal of Human Rights, 2006, 5, 341–53.

    3. D. Chernilo, ‘A Quest for Universalism: Re-assessing the Nature of Classical Social Theory’s Cosmopolitanism’, European Journal of Social Theory, 2007, 10, 1, 17–35.

    4. J. Habermas, ‘Kant’s Idea of Perpetual Peace, with the Benefit of Two Hundred Years Hindsight’, in J. Bohman and M. Lutz-Bachmann (eds.), Perpetual Peace: Essays on Kant’s Cosmopolitan Ideal (MIT Press, 1997), pp. 113–54.

    5. D. Heater, ‘Origins of Cosmopolitan Ideas’, World Citizenship and Government: Cosmopolitan Ideas in the History of Western Political Thought (Macmillan, 1996), pp. 1–26.

    6. D. Inglis and R. Robertson, ‘The Ecumenical Analytic: "Globalization", Reflexivity and the Revolution in Greek Historiography’, European Journal of Social Theory, 2005, 8, 2, 99–122.

    7. P. Kleingeld, ‘Six Varieties of Cosmopolitanism in Late 18th-Century Germany’, Journal of the History of Ideas, 1999, 60, 3, 505–24.

    8. F. Meinecke, ‘General Remarks on the Nation, the National State, and Cosmopolitanism’, Cosmopolitanism and the National State (Princeton University Press, 1970), pp. 9–22.

    9. R. Merton, ‘Patterns of Influence: Local and Cosmopolitan Influentials’, Social Theory and Social Structure (Free Press, 1968 [1947]), pp. 441–74.

    10. M. Nussbaum, ‘Kant and Stoic Cosmopolitanism’, Journal of Political Philosophy, 1997, 5, 1, 1–25.

    11. S. Rosenfeld, ‘Citizens of Nowhere in Particular: Cosmopolitanism, Writing, and Political Engagement in Eighteenth-Century Europe’, National Identities, 2002, 4, 1, 25–43.

    12. S. Scheffler, ‘Conceptions of Cosmopolitanism’, Utilitas, 1999, 11, 3, 255–76.

    13. T. Schlereth, ‘The Sociology of an Intellectual Class’, The Cosmopolitan Ideal in Enlightenment Thought (University of Notre Dame University Press, 1977), pp. 1–24.

    14. B. S. Turner, ‘Classical Sociology and Cosmopolitanism: A Critical Defence of the Social’, British Journal of Sociology, 2006, 57, 1, 133–51.

    15. S. Zubaida, ‘Cosmopolitanism and the Middle East’, in R. Meijer (ed.), Cosmopolitanism, Identity and Authenticity in the Middle East (Curzon Press, 1999), pp. 15–33.

    Volume II: Key Contemporary Analyses of Cosmopolitanism

    16. D. Archibugi, ‘The Architecture of Cosmopolitan Democracy’, The Global Commonwealth of Citizens: Toward Cosmopolitan Democracy (Princeton University Press, 2008), pp. 85–122.

    17. U. Beck, ‘The Cosmopolitan Society and its Enemies’, Theory, Culture and Society, 2002, 19, 1/2, 17–44.

    18. S. Benhabib, ‘Democratic Iterations: The Local, the National, the Global’, Another Cosmopolitanism (Oxford University Press, 2008), pp. 45–80.

    19. C. Calhoun, ‘"Belonging" in the Cosmopolitan Imaginary’, Ethnicities, 2003, 3, 4, 531–68.

    20. P. Cheah, ‘The Cosmopolitical—Today’, Inhuman Conditions: On Cosmopolitanism and Human Rights (Harvard University Press, 2006), pp. 17–44.

    21. G. Delanty, ‘The Cosmopolitan Imagination; Critical Cosmopolitanism and Social Theory’, British Journal of Sociology, 2006, 57, 1, 25–47.

    22. J. Derrida, ‘On Cosmopolitanism’, On Cosmopolitanism and Forgiveness (Routledge, 2001), pp. 3–24.

    23. R. Eckersley, ‘From Cosmopolitan Nationalism to Cosmopolitan Democracy’, Review of International Studies, 2007, 33, 675–92.

    24. R. Fine, ‘Taking the "Ism" Out of Cosmopolitanism: An Essay in Reconstruction’, European Journal of Social Theory, 2003, 6, 4, 451–70.

    25. E. Grande, ‘Cosmopolitan Political Science’, British Journal of Sociology, 2006, 57, 1, 87–111.

    26. D. Held, ‘Culture and Political Community: National, Global, and Cosmopolitan’, in S. Vertovec and R. Cohen (eds.), Conceiving Cosmopolitanism (Oxford University Press, 2002), pp. 48–58.

    27. C. Lu, ‘The One and Many Faces of Cosmopolitanism’, Journal of Political Philosophy, 2000, 8, 2, 244–67.

    28. W. Mignolo, ‘The Many Faces of Cosmopolis: Border Thinking and Critical Cosmopolitanism’, Public Culture, 2000, 12, 3, 721–48.

    29. P. Norris, ‘Global Governance and Cosmopolitan Citizens’, in J. Nye (ed.), Governance in a Globalizing World (Brookings Institute Press. 2000), pp. 155–77.

    30. J. Nederveen Pieterse, ‘Emancipatory Cosmopolitanism: Towards an Agenda’, Development and Change, 2006, 37, 6, 1247–57.

    31. T. Pogge, ‘Cosmopolitanism and Sovereignty’, Ethics, 1992, 103, 48–75.

    32. B. Robbins, ‘Comparative Cosmopolitanism’, Social Text, 1992, 31, 2, 169–86.

    33. B. S. Turner, ‘Cosmopolitan Virtue: Globalization and Patriotism’, Theory, Culture & Society, 2002, 19, 1, 45–63.

    Volume III: Cosmopolitans and Cosmopolitanisms

    34. H. Bhabha, ‘Unsatisfied: Notes on Vernacular Cosmopolitanism’, in L. Garcia-Morena and P. C. Pfeiffer (eds.), Text and Nation (Camden House, 1996), pp. 191–207.

    35. C. Calhoun, ‘The Class Consciousness of Frequent Travellers: Towards a Critique of Actually Existing Cosmopolitanism’, in D. Archibugi (ed.), Debating Cosmopolitics (Verso, 2003), pp. 86–116.

    36. D. Chaney, ‘Cosmopolitan Art and Cultural Citizenship’, Theory, Culture, and Society, 2002, 19, 1/2, 157–74.

    37. M. Diouf, ‘The Senegalese Murid Trade Diaspora and the Making of a Vernacular Cosmopolitanism’, trans. S. Randall, Public Culture, 2000, 12, 3, 679–702.

    38. A. Dobson, ‘Thick Cosmopolitanism’, Political Studies, 2006, 54, 1, 165–84.

    39. U. Hannerz, ‘Cosmopolitans and Locals in World Culture’, Theory, Culture & Society, 1990, 7, 237–51.

    40. D. Hiebert, ‘Cosmopolitanism at the Local Level: The Development of Transnational Neighbourhoods’, in S. Vertovec and R. Cohen (eds.), Conceiving Cosmopolitanism (Oxford University Press, 2002), pp. 209–23.

    41. R. Holton, ‘Cosmopolitanism or Cosmopolitanisms? The Universal Races Congress of 1911’, Global Networks, 2002, 2, 2, 153–70.

    42. E. Kofman, ‘Figures of the Cosmopolitan: Privileged Nationals and National Outsiders’, Innovation: The European Journal of Social Research, 2005, 18, 1, 83–97.

    43. F. Kurasawa, ‘A Cosmopolitanism from Below: Alternative Globalization and the Creation of a Solidarity Without Bounds’, European Journal of Sociology, 2004, 45, 2, 233–55.

    44. M. Lamont and S. Aksartova, ‘Ordinary Cosmopolitanisms: Strategies for Bridging Racial Boundaries Amongst Working-Class Men’, Theory, Culture and Society, 2002, 19, 4, 1–25.

    45. K. Nash, ‘Cosmopolitan Political Community: Why Does it Feel So Right?’, Constellations, 2003, 10, 4, 506–18.

    46. S. Mau, J. Mewes, and A. Zimmerman, ‘Cosmopolitan Attitudes Through Transnational Social Practices’, Global Networks, 2008, 8, 1, 1–24.

    47. S. Pollock, ‘Cosmopolitanism and Vernacular in History’, Public Culture, 2000, 12, 3, 591–625.

    48. V. Roudometof, ‘Transnationalism, Cosmopolitanism and Glocalization’, Current Sociology, 2005, 53, 1, 113–35.

    49. Z. Skribis and I. Woodward, ‘The Ambivalence of Ordinary Cosmopolitanism: Investigating the Limits of Cosmopolitan Openness’, Sociological Review, 2007, 55, 4, 730–47.

    50. Z. Skrbis, G. Kendall, and I. Woodward, ‘Locating Cosmopolitanism: Between Humanist Ideal and Grounded Social Category’, Theory, Culture, and Society, 2004, 21, 6, 115–36.

    51. B. Szerszynski and J. Urry, ‘Visuality, Mobility, and the Cosmopolitan: Inhabiting the World from Afar’, British Journal of Sociology, 2006, 57, 1, 113–31.

    52. C. J. Thompson and S. K. Tambyah, ‘Trying to be Cosmopolitan’, Journal of Consumer Research, 1999, 26, 214–41.

    Volume IV: Contested Cosmopolitanisms

    53. K. A. Appiah, ‘Cosmopolitan Patriots’, in M. Nussbaum and J. Cohen (eds.), For Love of Country (Beacon Press, 1996), pp. 21–9.

    54. B. Bowden, ‘Nationalism and Cosmopolitanism: Irreconcilable Differences or Possible Bedfellows?’, National Identities, 2003, 5, 3, 235–49.

    55. C. Calhoun, ‘A World of Emergencies: Fear, Intervention and the Limits of Cosmopolitan Order’, Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology, 2004, 41, 4, 373–95.

    56. S. Charnovitz, ‘The WTO and Cosmopolitics’, Journal of International Economic Law, 2004, 7, 3, 675–82.

    57. N. Clark, ‘The Demon-Seed: Bio-invasion as the Unsettling of Environmental Cosmopolitanism’, Theory, Culture, and Society, 2002, 19, 1/2, 101–25.

    58. W. Connolly, ‘Speed, Concentric Cultures and Cosmopolitanism’, Political Theory, 2000, 28, 5, 596–618.

    59. G. Delanty and B. He, ‘Comparative Perspectives on Cosmopolitanism: Assessing European and Asian Perspectives’, International Sociology, 2008, 23, 3, 323–44.

    60. T. Erskine, ‘"Citizen of Nowhere" or "the Point Where Circles Intersect"? Impartialist and Embedded Cosmopolitanisms’, Review of International Studies, 2002, 28, 3, 457–78.

    61. R. Fine, ‘Cosmopolitanism and Violence: Difficulties of Judgment’, British Journal of Sociology, 2006, 57, 1, 50–67.

    62. J. Habermas, ‘Towards a Cosmopolitan Europe’, Journal of Democracy, 2003, 14, 4, 86–100.

    63. E. Anderson, ‘The Cosmopolitan Canopy’, Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 2004, 595, 14–31.

    64. V. Jabri, ‘Solidarity and Spheres of Culture: The Cosmopolitan and the Postcolonial’, Review of International Studies, 2007, 33, 715–28.

    65. H.-H. Kögler, ‘Constructing a Cosmopolitan Public Sphere: Hermeneutic Capabilities and Universal Values’, European Journal of Social Theory, 2005, 8, 4, 297–320.

    66. D. Levy and N. Sznaider, ‘Memory Unbound: The Holocaust and the Formation of Cosmopolitan Memory’, European Journal of Social Theory, 2002, 5, 1, 87–106.

    67. M. Nava, ‘Cosmopolitan Modernity: Everyday Imaginaries and the Register of Difference’, Theory, Culture and Society, 2002, 19, 1/2, 81–99.

    68. P. Nyers, ‘Abject Cosmopolitanism: The Politics of Protection in the Anti-Deportation Movement’, Third World Quarterly, 2003, 24, 6, 1069–93.

    69. N. Papastergiadis, ‘Glimpses of Cosmopolitanism in the Hospitality of Art’, European Journal of Social Theory, 2007, 10, 1, 139–52.

    70. M. Pensky, ‘Two Cheers for Cosmopolitanism: Cosmopolitan Solidarity as a Second-Order Inclusion’, Journal of Social Philosophy, 2007, 38, 1, 165–84.

    71. N. Rapport and R. Stade, ‘A Cosmopolitan Turn—Or Return?’, Social Anthropology, 2007, 15, 2, 223–35.

    72. R. Rorty, ‘Cosmopolitanism without Emancipation: A Response to Lyotard’, in S. Lasch and J. Friedman (eds.), Modernity and Identity (Blackwell, 1992), pp. 59–72.

    73. C. Rumford, ‘Does Europe Have Cosmopolitan Borders?’, Globalizations, 2007, 4, 3, 1–13.

    74. O. Shabani, ‘Cosmopolitan Justice and Immigration’, European Journal of Social Theory, 2007, 10, 1, 87–98.

    75. W. Smith, ‘Cosmopolitan Citizenship: Virtue, Irony and Worldliness’, European Journal of Social Theory, 2007, 10, 1, 37–52.


    David Inglis is Professor of Sociology at the University of Aberdeen. He writes in the areas of globalization, social theory, and the sociology of culture and art. He has edited a number of Routledge Major Works, including The Body (2003), Social Stratification (2006), and Art and Aesthetics (forthcoming, 2008). He is founding editor of the Sage/British Sociological Association journal Cultural Sociology.

    Gerard Delanty is Director of the Centre of Social and Political Thought at the University of Sussex. Amongst other titles, he has edited our Handbook of Contemporary Social Theory (2006). He is the author of The Cosmopolitan Imagination (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2009) and editor of the European Journal of Social Theory (Sage).