Cosmopolitanism in Local Global Context

Wednesday, July 16, 2014: 3:30 PM-5:20 PM
Room: 423
WG01 Sociology of Local-Global Relations (host committee)

Language: English

cosmopolitanism is maybe nowadays a new form of distinction that combines with or replaces cultural legitimacy. Even if the opportunities to confront global imagination are bigger than in the past, cosmopolitan practices such as speaking a foreign language, traveling and studying abroad, liking foreign cultural products are still the prerogatives of a few. Our research wishes to answer these questions by proposing both a theoretical model and a methodological pattern. This is the challenge our research will take up in the future in order to displace the aloof, globetrotting bourgeois image of cosmopolitanism.
Session Organizer:
Vincenzo CICCHELLI, Associate professor, University Paris Descartes. Research Fellow at Gemass, Paris 4/CNRS, France
Universalism, Cosmopolitanism and Human Rights (Oral Presentation)
Vittorio COTESTA, Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Italy

The New Global Life of Cosmopolitanism in Social Science (Oral Presentation)
Stéphane DUFOIX, University of Paris Ouest Nanterre, France

Sociologies and Methodological Cosmopolitism (Oral Presentation)

Cosmopolitan Spaces in Non-Cosmopolitan Places (Oral Presentation)
Indigo WILLING, Griffith University, Australia; Ian WOODWARD, Griffith University, Australia

From Cultural Globalization to Aesthetic Cosmopolitanism (Oral Presentation)
Sylvie OCTOBRE, Ministère de la Culture, France; Nicole GALLANT, OJS, Canada