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Cosmopolitanism, Markets, and Consumption

A Critical Global Perspective

Editors: Emontspool, Julie, Woodward, Ian (Eds.)

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  • Discusses both the positive and negative implications of cosmopolitanism
  • Combines social scientific and business and marketing approaches to cosmopolitanism
  • Expands current perspectives on cosmopolitan consumption from a focus on Western educated elites towards a global perspective
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This book addresses the complicated question of how markets and consumption create the possibilities for cross-cultural exchanges and the multicultural pleasures of omnivorous consumption, whilst at the same time building new boundaries and distinctions, paving the way for new exploitative relationships, and initiating novel modes of status and capital accumulation. The contributors identify that the divide between the economic and ethical dimensions of globalisation has never seemed in sharper relief. With the workings of global markets at odds with fostering cosmopolitan social change, this collection addresses the question of whether we should assume that market logics and consumptive practices conflict with cosmopolitan agendas. It also explores whether the imperatives of economic globalisation and individual consumption practices are opposed to cosmopolitan prospects for global solidarities.

Cosmopolitanism, Markets and Consumption will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines including in the social sciences, businesses and marketing studies.

About the authors

Julie Emontspool is Associate Professor in the Department of Marketing and Management at the University of Southern Denmark

Ian Woodward is Professor in the Department of Marketing and Management at the University of Southern Denmark

Reviews

“Cosmopolitanism, Markets, and Consumption presents a well-organized series of timely theoretical and empirical reflections on the social identities, consumption practices, market structures, and the moral and ethical obligations that arise in a world of global interdependencies and transnational connections. One will be hard pressed to find a more encompassing and thought provoking exploration of the complex array of cultural practices and social distinctions that are framed by cosmopolitan ideals; the diverse ways in which cosmopolitanism is materially expressed through consumers’ performative uses of marketplace resources; and the complex relationships between a cosmopolitan ethos and the pressing socioeconomic and ecological challenges that now confront the global ecumene. Cosmopolitanism, Markets, and Consumption is essential reading for anyone seeking a richer understanding of cosmopolitanism, and its transformative effects on the global marketplace and glocalized consumer identities.” (Craig J. Thompson, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)

“In an unsettling world of isolationist and anti-immigration policies and various fundamentalisms, a book on the possibilities, limits, and problems of conversations and connections across boundaries and differences is most timely and welcome. This interdisciplinary collection is remarkable in that it tackles the micro and macro aspects of the market-consumption-cosmopolitanism interplay as well as the material, spatial, political, and moral dimensions of such interaction.” (Güliz Ger, Bilkent University, Turkey)

“This collective endeavor breaks new ground in cosmopolitanism studies, systematically demonstrating the operations of cosmopolitanism in consumption and other mundane economic practices and, more importantly, critically exploring the ethical implications of such mundane cosmopolitanism for the world faced with growing sentiments against globalization.” (Hiro Saito, Singapore Management University)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-7

    Emontspool, Julie (et al.)

  • Conceptualizing the Field. Consuming the Other, Marketing Difference

    Pages 11-37

    Woodward, Ian (et al.)

  • On Decomposing the ‘Thick’ and the ‘Thin’ for Measuring Cosmopolitanism in Multicultural Marketplaces: Why Unpacking the Foreign and Global Aspects of Cosmopolitanism Matters

    Pages 39-67

    Kipnis, Eva

  • Aesthetico-cultural Cosmopolitanism: A New Kind of ‘Good Taste’ Among French Youth

    Pages 69-95

    Cicchelli, Vincenzo (et al.)

  • Global Brands and Cosmopolitanism: Building Cosmopolitan Attitudes Through Global Consumers in São Paulo

    Pages 99-125

    Riegel, Viviane

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eBook $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-64179-9
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-64178-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $99.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-87742-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cosmopolitanism, Markets, and Consumption
Book Subtitle
A Critical Global Perspective
Editors
  • Julie Emontspool
  • Ian Woodward
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-64179-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-64179-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-64178-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-87742-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 295
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