Cosmopolitan Urbanism by Julian Holloway, Steve Millington, Craig Young, Jon Binnie

By Julian Holloway, Steve Millington, Craig Young, Jon Binnie

For you to allure funding and tourism, towns are more and more competing to re-brand themselves as cosmopolitan, and lately, cosmopolitanism has develop into the focal point of substantial serious realization in academia. the following, popular editors and individuals have come jointly to provide one of many first books to take on cosmopolitanism from a geographical standpoint. principal to the cosmopolitan approach is how often marginalized teams became re-valued and reconstructed as a source within the eyes of planners and politicians. This attention-grabbing e-book examines the politics of those alterations by way of realizing the standard practices of cosmopolitanism. Which types of cultural distinction are valued and that are excluded from this re-visioning of the modern urban? equipped in 3 special components, the publication covers: construction and intake, and cosmopolitanism the spatialities of cosmopolitanism the deployment, mobilization and articulation of cosmopolitan discourses in policy-making and concrete layout. the amount is groundbreaking in studying the advanced politics of cosmopolitanism in empirical case reports from Montreal to Singapore, London to Texas, Auckland to Amsterdam. With a robust editorial steer, together with common and part introductions and a end to lead the scholar reader, Cosmopolitan Urbanism employs a number theoretical and empirical ways to supply a grounded therapy crucial for college students of human geography, city stories and sociology.

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Harvey, D. (1989) ‘From managerialism to entrepreneurialism: the transformation of urban governance in late capitalism’, Geografiska Annaler B, 71: 3–17. Hiebert, D. (2002) ‘Cosmopolitanism at the local level: the development of transnational neighbourhoods’, in S. Vertovec and R. Cohen (eds), Conceiving Cosmopolitanism: Theory, Context, and Practice, Oxford: Oxford University Press. Isin, E. and Wood, P. (1999) Citizenship and Identity, London: Sage. Jacobs, J. M. (1996) Edge of Empire: Postcolonialism and the City, Routledge: London.

In Part 1, I discuss three sociological imaginings and accounts of how we might live together in all of our differences. Through these different imaginings I explore what it means to be ‘at home’ in an increasingly globalized world; what a sense of belonging might be based on in a multicultural society; and how to encourage more intercultural encounters, exchanges, and solidarity. I take seriously Calhoun’s argument that not only tolerance but also solidarity is required for people to live together and join in democratic self-governance (Calhoun 2002: 108).

In terms of political philosophy, one might answer that in multicultural societies composed of many different cultures, each of which has different values and practices, and not all of which are entirely comprehensible or acceptable to each other, conflicts are inevitable. In the absence of a practice of intercultural dialogue, conflicts are insoluble except by the imposition of one culture’s views on another. A society of cultural enclaves and de facto separatism is one in which different cultures do not know how to talk to each other, are not interested in each other’s well-being, and assume that they have nothing to learn and nothing to gain from interaction.

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