Plural and Shared. The Sociology of a Cosmopolitan World
Brill, Series : International Studies in Sociology and Socila Anthropology (vol. 131)
We live in a globalized world in which a person in Burkina Faso can identify with Star Wars heroes, and in which a New York trader drinks the same Starbucks coffee as his Taiwanese counterpart. How are individuals socialized in Rome, Bombay, and Tokyo ? To answer this question, a unique investigation has been carried out using two scales of analysis usually tackled separately by global studies : the scale of the cosmopolitan world and its global narratives, imaginaries, iconographies ; as well as the scale of everyday life and socialization to otherness. This two-fold perspective constitutes the innovative approach of this volume that endeavors to address an operationalization of the cosmopolitan perspective and reacts to current debates and new research findings.