Asian and Pacific Cosmopolitans: Self and Subject in Motion by K. Robinson

By K. Robinson

This new choice of essays explores questions of subjectification, selfhood and identification within the modern Asia Pacific, interpreting the way in which that migrant lives show the complicated interaction of neighborhood and worldwide techniques within the post-Cold warfare period, and jointly wondering the newness of the 'global age' during this zone.

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The authors interrogate the lives of their subjects as exemplifying regional and international preoccupations and sensibilities, different forms of encounter, negotiation and multiple affiliation rather than simply different ‘cultures’ or ‘identities’ (Clifford 1998, p. 365). ). These truly are new kinds of selves in the making (Beck 2000): the discrepant cosmopolitanisms engaged in this book represent selves who are not merely acted upon, ‘subjected to’ global processes, but are active agents in self-fashioning in the culturally, politically and economically expansive social fields of the cosmopolitan world we live in.

These truly are new kinds of selves in the making (Beck 2000): the discrepant cosmopolitanisms engaged in this book represent selves who are not merely acted upon, ‘subjected to’ global processes, but are active agents in self-fashioning in the culturally, politically and economically expansive social fields of the cosmopolitan world we live in. References Appadurai, Arjun (1996) Modernity at Large: Cultural Dimensions of Globalization. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press. Appiah, Anthony (2006) Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers.

365). ). These truly are new kinds of selves in the making (Beck 2000): the discrepant cosmopolitanisms engaged in this book represent selves who are not merely acted upon, ‘subjected to’ global processes, but are active agents in self-fashioning in the culturally, politically and economically expansive social fields of the cosmopolitan world we live in. References Appadurai, Arjun (1996) Modernity at Large: Cultural Dimensions of Globalization. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press. Appiah, Anthony (2006) Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers.

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