ABSTRACT

Anthropology and the New Cosmopolitanism inaugurates a new, situated, cosmopolitan anthropology. It examines the rise of postcolonial movements responsive to global rights movements, which espouse a politics of dignity, cultural difference, democracy, dissent and tolerance. The book starts from the premise that cosmopolitanism is not, and never has been, a 'western', elitist ideal exclusively. The book's major innovation is to show the way cosmopolitans beyond the North--in Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and Malaysia, India, Africa, the Middle East and Mexico--juggle universalist commitments with roots in local cultural milieus and particular communities.Anthropology and the New Cosmopolitanism breaks new ground in theorizing the role of social anthropology as a discipline that engages with the moral, economic, legal and political transformations and dislocations of a globalizing world. It introduces the reader to key debates surrounding cosmopolitanism in the social sciences, and is written clearly and accessibly for undergraduates in anthropology and related subjects.

chapter 1|29 pages

Introduction: Towards a New Cosmopolitan Anthropology 1

ByPnina Werbner

section Section I|54 pages

Anthropology as a Cosmopolitan Discipline

section Section II|71 pages

Feminist and Non-Violent Cosmopolitan Movements

section Section III|74 pages

Rooted Cosmopolitanism, Public Cosmopolitans

section Section IV|75 pages

Vernacular Cosmopolitans, Cosmopolitan National Spaces

chapter 12|27 pages

Cosmopolitan Nations, National Cosmopolitans

ByRichard Fardon

chapter 13|20 pages

Other Cosmopolitans in the Making of the Modern Malay World 1

ByJoel S. Kahn

section Section V|54 pages

Demotic and Working-Class Cosmopolitanisms

chapter 16|19 pages

Cosmopolitan Values in a Central Indian Steel Town

ByJonathan Parry

chapter 17|16 pages

Cosmopolitanism, Globalisation and Diaspora 1

ByStuart Hall, Pnina Werbner