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Consumption and Public Life

Aesthetico-Cultural Cosmopolitanism and French Youth

The Taste of the World

Authors: Cicchelli, Vincenzo, Octobre, Sylvie

  • Examines the aesthetic and cultural consumption that shapes an individual’s relationship to the world
  • Uses the concept of cosmopolitanism to explain ordinary, everyday behaviours
  • Proposes a new subjective figure, that of the cosmopolitan amateur
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About this book

By examining cultural consumption, tastes and imaginaries as a means of relating to the world, this book describes the effects of globalization on young people from an aesthetic and cultural perspective. It employs the concept of aesthetico-cultural cosmopolitanism to analyse the emergence of an aesthetic openness to alterity as a new generational "good taste".

Aesthetico-Cultural Cosmopolitanism and French Youth critically examines the consumption of cultural products and imaginaries that provide genuine insight into social change, particularly in regards to young people, who play the largest role in cultural circulation. This book will be of interest to students and academics across a wide range of readers, including cultural theorists, and students engaged in debates on cultural consumption, the globalization of culture and transnational aesthetic codes.

About the authors

Vincenzo Cicchelli is an Associate Professor at the Université Paris Descartes, France and a Research Fellow at GEMASS (CNRS/Paris-Sorbonne), France.

Sylvie Octobre is a Researcher at the Département des études, de la prospective et des statistiques (DEPS) of the French Ministry of Culture, and an Associate Research Fellow at GEMASS (CNRS/Paris-Sorbonne), France.

Reviews

“This excellent book brings together original ideas about globalization and cosmopolitanism in a rich empirical study of the consumption practices of French youth. Because it brings together the sociology of culture with the anthropology of globalization, it will be of great interest to all those who care about the future of transnational cultural practices.” (Arjun Appadurai, New York University, USA)

“The authors offer the reader an original and innovative analysis of contemporary global cultural tastes and passions. The fivefold configuration models proposed in this book will undoubtedly become a template to which forthcoming studies will have to confront themselves.” (Stéphane Dufoix, University Paris Nanterre, France)

“Based on an innovative survey revealing young adults’ cultural preferences, this book sheds unexpected light on contemporary forms of appropriation in a world now structured by the international circulation of symbolic goods.” (Jean-Louis Fabiani, Central European University, Hungary)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • How Young People Develop a Taste for the World

    Cicchelli, Vincenzo (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

  • The Morphology of Cultural Consumption Repertoires

    Cicchelli, Vincenzo (et al.)

    Pages 15-44

  • From Global Cultural References to Global Imaginaries

    Cicchelli, Vincenzo (et al.)

    Pages 45-68

  • Five Configurations of Aesthetico-Cultural Cosmopolitanism

    Cicchelli, Vincenzo (et al.)

    Pages 69-101

  • Conclusion to Part I: A Continuum of Configurations

    Cicchelli, Vincenzo (et al.)

    Pages 103-104

Buy this book

eBook 91,62 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-66311-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 117,69 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-66310-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Aesthetico-Cultural Cosmopolitanism and French Youth
Book Subtitle
The Taste of the World
Authors
Series Title
Consumption and Public Life
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-66311-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-66311-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-66310-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 405
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations
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