Negative Cosmopolitanism: Cultures and Politics of World Citizenship after Globalization

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Eddy Kent, Terri Tomsky


McGill-Queen’s University Press




408 pages






0773550968; 0773550976


9780773550964/ 9780773550971

Book Description

Events such as debt, climate change, and refugee crises, as well as issues concerning the security of our essential resources, acts of terrorism, and natural disasters, demand that a global perspective be taken into consideration by newscasters and journalists. In the 20th century, the world looked to formal institutions of global governance like the World Bank, the United Nations, and the International Criminal Court for solutions to its problems. In contrast, today’s responses to the realities of the world are frequently more impromptu, provisional, and contingent. Tracing this uneven historical past in order to recognise main actors, contending ideologies, and opposing rhetoric, Negative Cosmopolitanism (PDF) questions the Kantian absolute best of cosmopolitanism as the basis for permanent world peace.

The essays in this volume examine the entanglement of cosmopolitanism within rising networks of commerce and world capital from the eighteenth century to the present day. These essays bring together literary scholars with researchers working on modern issues and those studying related aspects of the past, such as industrial capitalism, slavery, and company imperialism. The contributors, by doing this, illustrate the mechanisms by which entire nations have been unwillingly caught up in a capitalist reality that has very little in common with the earlier beliefs of cosmopolitanism. Negative Cosmopolitanism is a model for challenging essential and new problems on neoliberalism; colonialism; citizenship; biopolitics; and xenophobia. It also creates a current method of approaching the portrayal of fashionable life and globalization in the past and literature.

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Table of contents

Table of contents :
Cover……Page 1
Negative Cosmopolitanism……Page 2
Title……Page 4
Copyright……Page 5
Acknowledgments……Page 8
Introduction: Negative Cosmopolitanism……Page 12
Part One · Cosmopolitan Histories……Page 36
1 American Good Life, the Bandung Spirit, and a Human Rights Record……Page 38
2 Sui Generous: Examining the Object of Organized Philanthropy through the MacArthur Foundation……Page 52
3 Underwriting Cosmopolitanism: Insurance, Slavery, and Confidence Games in Herman Melville’s “Benito Cereno” and The Confidence-Man……Page 67
4 Fractured Mediations: Eur/Asian Vernacular Cosmopolitanisms……Page 83
5 Disaster Cosmopolitanism: Imaginations of Comparison in Kamila Shamsie’s Burnt Shadows……Page 100
Part Two · Cosmopolitan Labour……Page 114
6 Cosmopolitanism from Below: Oil Capitalism, Informality, and Citizenship in Nigeria……Page 116
7 Representing Migrant Labour in Contemporary Britain: Hsiao-Hung Pai’s Chinese Whispers and Marina Lewycka’s Strawberry Fields/Two Caravans……Page 139
8 Cosmopolitan Creoles and Neoliberal Mobility in Annalee Davis’s On the Map……Page 158
9 Reproductive Politics, the Negative Present, and Cosmopolitan Futurity……Page 181
Part Three · Cosmopolitan Communities……Page 194
10 Standing Outside the Law: Prostitution-Free Zones and the Power of Property……Page 196
11 “Internal Racisms” of the Yakuza-eiga……Page 209
12 Embedded Cosmopolitanism: Tolstoyan and Goethean Ideas of World Literature during the Two World Wars……Page 226
13 At Home in the World of the Wound: Feral Cosmopolitics in the Red Riding Quartet……Page 252
14 Homiletic Realism……Page 272
Afterword: Incipient Cosmopolitanisms……Page 292
Notes……Page 300
Bibliography……Page 354
Contributors……Page 394
Index……Page 398

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