Hopelessly adrift? Cosmopolitanism, global citizenship, and moral commitment

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Skrbis, Zlatko. (2018). Hopelessly adrift? Cosmopolitanism, global citizenship, and moral commitment. In In Emontspool, Julie and Woodward, Ian (Ed.). Cosmopolitanism, markets, and consumption : A critical global perspective pp. 277-285 Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-64179-9_12
AuthorsSkrbis, Zlatko
EditorsEmontspool, Julie and Woodward, Ian
Abstract

This book has brought together research contributions from scholars who have each provided a unique perspective on how cosmopolitanism can further our understanding of the interrelationship between consumer practices, market arrangements, and global forces. But in light of recent political trends, will this concept remain useful and relevant? In this concluding chapter, I offer a reflective commentary on the future utility of cosmopolitism as both a theoretical and an empirical framework. At a time when discourses of global citizenship and belonging are being replaced by the language of nationalism and parochial insularity, I argue that cosmopolitanism can continue to illuminate sociological understanding of how openness and acceptance have an ongoing capacity to combat fear and hate.

Page range277-285
Year2018
Book titleCosmopolitanism, markets, and consumption : A critical global perspective
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Place of publicationCham, Switzerland
ISBN9783319641782
9783319641799
9783319877426
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-64179-9_12
Scopus EID2-s2.0-85042800879
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