Circumscribed cosmopolitanism: A matter of degree?
Start date : 19 February 2018 15:00
End date : 19 February 2018 16:00
Where : Otago | Nouvelle-Zélande
Hosted by :
Mobilities Network for Aotearoa New Zealand
Information sources :
Visiting Professor Vered Amit from Concordia University, Canada.
Vered will be in the Dunedin node of the eSocSci econferencing venues while visiting the University of Otago. Please join us in person in Dunedin or via the internet/wifi on Zoom. You do not need to be in an eSocSci node or even in New Zealand to link to the seminar on Zoom.
Recent scholarly conceptualizations of cosmopolitanism have often distinguished between mundane practices on the one hand and a conscious assertion of an ethical project on the other. But this kind of distinction may be less a matter of the simple presence or absence of a particular kind of consciousness than of the degree of self awareness as well as of the extent of congruity or disjuncture between this consciousness and what can actually be realized in practice. This talk will take up some of these questions of degree and disjuncture to reflect on the interaction between the aspirations and circumscribed experiences occurring among two sets of Canadian travellers: (i) peripatetic international consultants and (ii) young adults who have spent an extended sojourn abroad.
Vered Amitis Professor of Anthropology at Concordia University, Montreal Canada. Her research has featured an on-going interest in the workings of and intersections between different forms of transnational mobility. She is the author or editor of 14 books. Her recent publications include a special journal issue of Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power, vol. 22, no. 5, co-edited with Pauline Gardiner Barber, entitled ‘Mobility and Cosmopolitanism: Complicating the Interaction between Aspirations and Practice.’
Practical informations :
Please post, share and circulate the poster. Graduate students and researchers outside the academy are welcome to attend. This will especially interest those not familiar with anthropological approaches to mobility studies.
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