Global Culture and Aesthetic Cosmopolitanism

Monday, 11 July 2016: 14:15-15:45
Location: Hörsaal IOeG (Main Building)
WG01 Sociology of Local-Global Relations (host committee)

Language: English

This session aims to discuss the meanings of cultural globalization, its mechanical and hybridizing effects, and its cosmopolitan consequences, from the perspective of global culture and its injunctions through various mediums and objects of cultural consumption (music, TV, books, video games, movies, series, newspapers, comics, blogs, social media, festivals, national heritage). 
In particular, this session intends to explore the aesthetic features and foundations of cosmopolitan and translocal cultures. How and under what conditions do the aesthetic conditions of production and reception matter for building cosmopolitan cultures? 
We are inviting proposals for presentations dealing methodologically and empirically with a broad scope of issues related to global culture and aesthetic cosmopolitanism, with the global spread and localization of popular cultural products (such as films, television series, reality TV formats, or contents of the social media). At an epistemological level, the following question shall be addressed: Once social sciences have been successively thrilled by a linguistic turn, a global turn, a cultural turn and a material turn, what would the claim for a cosmopolitan turn imply in terms of disciplinary cross-fertilization, theoretical imagination and methodological inventiveness?
Session Organizer:
Vincenzo CICCHELLI, Gemass (Paris 4/CNRS), France
Aesthetic Cosmopolitanism and Media Consumption: Hybrid Possibilities within Young Peoplexs Everyday Lives in São Paulo, Brasil
Viviane RIEGEL, ESPM-SP, Brazil; Wilson BEKESAS, ESPM-SP, Brazil; Renato MADER, ESPM-SP, Brazil