The Limits of Cosmopolitanism: Globalization and Its Discontents in Contemporary Literature

1st Edition

Aleksandar Stevic, Philip Tai-Hang Tsang

Published February 21, 2019
Reference - 198 Pages
ISBN 9781138502048 - CAT# Y371969
Series: Routledge Studies in Comparative Literature


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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.

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