publication . Article . Other literature type . 2008

Grieving Cosmopolitanism in Middle East Studies

Hanley, Will;
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  • Published: 01 Sep 2008
Political philosophers and cultural theorists studying twenty-first-century globalization have found cosmopolitanism to be a productive concept. In Middle East scholarship, however, cosmopolitan has been less than effective. This review illustrates three characteristics of cosmopolitanism in Middle East historiography – elitism in formulation and content, grieving nostalgia, and the privileging of formal labels over content – with examples from nineteenth-century cities and globalized metropolises. Scholars must confront the anti-nationalist teleology and secularizing, bourgeois fantasy at the heart of cosmopolitanism as it is currently used if they are to produ...
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free text keywords: Aesthetics, Globalization, Cosmopolitanism, Scholarship, Psychology, Politics, Bourgeoisie, Historiography, Poison control, Elitism
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