The Limits of Cosmopolis: Ethics and Provinciality in the Dialogue of Cultures (Critical Intercultural Communication Studies 16)
By: Kathleen Glenister Roberts (author)Hardback
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This book is concerned with cosmopolitanism - a privileged notion of world citizenship - and whether or not a cosmopolitan position is conducive to human flourishing when its preoccupation is aesthetic. The Limits of Cosmopolis addresses the question of how human life is organized: Is it possible to be a citizen of the world? Is there a difference between avowing that identity for oneself and morally and ethically making a commitment to others? What are the implications for communication - for a real dialogue of cultures? Because the identity claim to cosmopolitanism brings particular challenges to intercultural dialogue, the author argues that alternative routes to transnational human rights - to moral and ethical commitment and communication - are crucial. This book is interested in those alternative routes, in a more just organization of human life. It considers the ways in which a cosmopolitan identity may exacerbate intercultural conflicts rather than alleviating them as well as exploring its implications for intercultural interactions.
Kathleen Glenister Roberts (PhD, Indiana University-Bloomington) is Director of the Honors College at Duquesne University and was Director of the Communication Ethics Institute from 2004 to 2006. She is the author of Alterity & Narrative (2007), which won the International/Intercultural Communication Book of the Year Award from the National Communication Association, and co-editor of Communication Ethics: Between Cosmopolitanism and Provinciality (2008).
Contents: Cosmopolitanism and Its Counterfeits - Globalization, Not Cosmopolitanism - Cosmopolitanism and Cultural Bias - Cosmopolitanism's Threats to Dialogue - The Finite and the Infinite - Against Cosmopolitanism: A Case Study in Solidarity Through Difference - The Limits of Cosmopolis.
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