From debt, local weather change, and refugee crises to vitality safety, terrorism, and environmental disasters, the occasions that lead nightly newscasts and information public coverage demand a global perspective. In the 20th century, the world sought solutions by formal establishments of worldwide governance such because the World Bank, the United Nations, and the International Criminal Court however current-day responses to world realities are sometimes extra improvisational, provisional, and contingent. Tracing this uneven historical past so as to acknowledge principal actors, contesting ideologies, and competing rhetoric, Negative Cosmopolitanism (PDF) challenges the Kantian very best of cosmopolitanism because the precondition for eternal world peace.
Unifying literary students with researchers engaged on modern issues and these learning related points of the previous – together with industrial capitalism, slavery, and company imperialism – essays on this quantity examine the entanglement of cosmopolitanism inside rising networks of commerce and world capital from the eighteenth century to the current. By doing so, the contributors establish the methods through which complete populations have been reluctantly caught up in a capitalist actuality that has little in frequent with the earlier beliefs of cosmopolitanism. A mannequin for scary vital and new questions on neoliberalism, colonialism, citizenship, biopolitics, and xenophobia, Negative Cosmopolitanism establishes a contemporary tackle the illustration of fashionable life and globalization in historical past and literature.
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