The limits of cosmopolitanism : globalization and its discontents in contemporary literature

Aleksandar STEVIĆ (Editor), Philip TSANG (Editor)

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Abstract

This book examines the limits of cosmopolitanism in contemporary literature. In a world in which engagement with strangers is no longer optional, and in which the ubiquitous demands of globalization clash with resurgent localist and nationalist sentiments, cosmopolitanism is no longer merely a horizon-broadening aspiration but a compulsory order of things to which we are all conscripted. Focusing on literary texts from such diverse locales as England, Algeria, Sweden, former Yugoslavia, and the Sudan, the essays in this collection interrogate the tensions and impasses in our prison-house of cosmopolitanism.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherRoutledge
Number of pages204
ISBN (Electronic)9780429030666
ISBN (Print)9781138502048
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameRoutledge Studies in Comparative Literature
PublisherRoutledge

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