Universität KonstanzExzellenzcluster „Kulturelle Grundlagen von Integration“

Neuerscheinung: Cosmopolitanism: Uses of the Idea. Von Ian Woodward und Zlatko Skrbiš

7. Juni 2013


London: SAGE, 2013

A landmark book in cosmopolitanism studies. The authors offer an original treatment of the subject - a cosmopolitanism grounded in real world settings. The focus on encountering cultural difference is particularly useful, especially the idea of 'cosmoscapes'. Similarly, the treatment of 'ordinary cosmopolitanism' is a real advance. This is a book that will satisfy readers new to the topic and challenge those who think they already understand cosmopolitanism. (Chris Rumford, Professor of Political Sociology and Global Politics, Royal Holloway University of London, UK)

This book is an important contra point to self-indulging theoretisations on cosmopolitanism. In a very accessible manner it probes the term in various real life situations thereby illustrating how cosmopolitanism can be a grounded, analytical category central to social science. It is a stimulating and valuable resource to scholars working empirically and interested in cosmopolitanism. (Magdalena Nowicka, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Göttingen, Germany)

Der Kultursoziologe Prof. Dr. Ian Woodward lehrt an der australischen Griffith University. Im Wintersemester 2010/2011 war Woodward Fellow des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Kollegs Konstanz. Das vorliegende Buch ist u.a. hier entstanden.
Prof. Dr. Zlatko Skrbiš lehrt Soziologie an der Monash University, Australien.