Cosmopolitan Spaces
Europe, Globalization, Theory

 

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Cosmopolitan Spaces
Europe, Globalization, Theory

by Chris Rumford (Author)

 

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ISBN: 9780415390675

 

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Offers a reading of both globalization theory and contemporary European transformations. This book provides a critique for thinking about Europe in terms of Empire, and advances the startling claim that Europe should be considered 'postwestern'.


Cosmopolitan Spaces: Europe, Globalization, Theory endeavors a highly innovative reading of both globalization theory and contemporary European transformations. Interpreting cosmopolitanism as a politics of space, Rumford positions his analysis at the intersection of two exciting currents in contemporary social science research: the 'spatial turn' in the social sciences and the renewed interest in cosmopolitanism. Rumford elaborates a completely new theoretical framework for understanding the contemporary social and political transformation of Europe, and takes issue with many aspects of the globalization-inspired accounts of Europeanization which remain blind to the spatial dimensions of change. In addition to its compelling reading of cosmopolitanism, Cosmopolitan Spaces: Europe, Globalization, Theory, offers a provocative critique for thinking about Europe in terms of Empire, and advances the startling claim that Europe should be considered 'postwestern'.


 

ISBN 415390672
ISBN13 9780415390675
Publisher Routledge
Format Hardback
Publication date 31/07/2008
Pages 12
Weight (grammes) 438
Published in United Kingdom
Height (mm) 234
Width (mm) 156

Acknowledgments.
1. Introduction: Cosmopolitanism as a Politics of Space.
2. From a Sociology of the EU to a Social Theory of Europe.
3. The Borders and Borderlands of Europe: A Critique of Balibar.
4. Europe's Cosmopolitan Borders.
5. 'Spaces of Wonder': The Global Politics of Strangeness.
6. Empire and the Hubris of the 'High-point'.
7. Postwesternization. 8. The World is not enough: Globalization Reconsidered.
9. Concluding Thoughts: The Spaces of Critical Cosmopolitanism.
Notes.
Bibliography.
Index.