A Social and Cultural History of the Jews of the San Francisco Bay Area

Author: Fred Rosenbaum

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520945026

Category: Religion

Page: 462

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Levi Strauss, A.L. Gump, Yehudi Menuhin, Gertrude Stein, Adolph Sutro, Congresswoman Florence Prag Kahn--Jewish people have been so enmeshed in life in and around San Francisco that their story is a chronicle of the metropolis itself. Since the Gold Rush, Bay Area Jews have countered stereotypes, working as farmers and miners, boxers and mountaineers. They were Gold Rush pioneers, Gilded Age tycoons, and Progressive Era reformers. Told through an astonishing range of characters and events, Cosmopolitans illuminates many aspects of Jewish life in the area: the high profile of Jewish women, extraordinary achievements in the business world, the cultural creativity of the second generation, the bitter debate about the proper response to the Holocaust and Zionism, and much more. Focusing in rich detail on the first hundred years after the Gold Rush, the book also takes the story up to the present day, demonstrating how unusually strong affinities for the arts and for the struggle for social justice have characterized this community even as it has changed over time. Cosmopolitans, set in the uncommonly diverse Bay Area, is a truly unique chapter of the Jewish experience in America.


Author: Michael R. Auslin

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674060806

Category: History

Page: 315

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Beginning with the first Japanese and Americans to make contact in the early 1800s, Michael Auslin traces a unique cultural relationship. He focuses on organizations devoted to cultural exchange, such as the American Friends’ Association in Tokyo and the Japan Society of New York, as well as key individuals who promoted mutual understanding.

Transnational Connections

Culture, People, Places

Author: Ulf Hannerz

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415143080

Category: Art

Page: 201

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"Transnational Connections provides a lucid account of culture in an age of globalization, arguing that, in an increasingly interconnected world, national understandings of culture have become insufficient. He explores the implications of boundary-crossings and long-distance cultural flows for established notions of "the local", "community," "nation" and "modernity," engaging not only theoretical debates about culture and globalization but issues of how we think and live today."

Cosmopolitans and Parochials

Modern Orthodox Jews in America

Author: Samuel C. Heilman,Steven M. Cohen

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226324951

Category: Religion

Page: 248

View: 4719

Discusses the reasons why Orthodox Judaism is flourishing in the United States and examines the tensions between traditional Jewish and American values

Nationalists, Cosmopolitans, and Popular Music in Zimbabwe

Author: Thomas Turino

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226816968

Category: Music

Page: 352

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Hailed as a national hero and musical revolutionary, Thomas Mapfumo, along with other Zimbabwean artists, burst onto the music scene in the 1980s with a unique style that combined electric guitar with indigenous Shona music and instruments. The development of this music from its roots in the early Rhodesian era to the present and the ways this and other styles articulated with Zimbabwean nationalism is the focus of Thomas Turino's new study. Turino examines the emergence of cosmopolitan culture among the black middle class and how this gave rise to a variety of urban-popular styles modeled on influences ranging from the Mills Brothers to Elvis. He also shows how cosmopolitanism gave rise to the nationalist movement itself, explaining the combination of "foreign" and indigenous elements that so often define nationalist art and cultural projects. The first book-length look at the role of music in African nationalism, Turino's work delves deeper than most books about popular music and challenges the reader to think about the lives and struggles of the people behind the surface appeal of world music.

Indigenous Cosmopolitans

Transnational and Transcultural Indigeneity in the Twenty-first Century

Author: Maximilian Christian Forte

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9781433101021

Category: Social Science

Page: 223

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"This collection takes the anthropological study of indiqeneity to an entirely new level. Bringing together an impressive range of case studies, from the Inult in the north to Aboriginal Australian In the south, the authors fundamentally challenge the assumptlon that that Indigeneity and transnationalism are separate and opposed conditions. They reveal with engaging ethnographic richness and historical depth that contemporary indigeneity is a rooted cosmopolitanism and that this indigeneity of roots and routes is being continually reinvented in ways that challenge conventional understandings, both within anthropology and in the wider public arena. This exploration of re-rooted cosmopolitanisms and remixed cosmopolitan indigeneities is also a major contribution to the anthropology of globalisation ... This theoretically sophisticated collection will be essential reading for anyone in the humanities and social sciences seeking to understand the nature of contemporary indigeneity."--Jeffrey Sissons, Associate Professor, Cultural Anthropology, School of Social and Cultural Studies, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand; Author of First Peoples: Indigenous Cultures and Their Futures.

Global Cosmopolitans

The Creative Edge of Difference

Author: Linda Brimm

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0230230784

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 252

View: 1660

Discover how the most sucessful international leaders got to where they are today, and why being truly global in today's economy is so important

The Boston Cosmopolitans

International Travel and American Arts and Letters, 1865–1915

Author: M. Rennella

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230611214

Category: History

Page: 280

View: 8664

This book traces the progression of cosmopolitanism from the private experience of a group of artists and intellectuals who lived and worked in Boston between 1865 and 1915 to finished works of monumental art that shaped public space.

We the Cosmopolitans

Moral and Existential Conditions of Being Human

Author: Lisette Josephides,Alexandra Hall

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1782382771

Category: Social Science

Page: 194

View: 9232

The provocative title of this book is deliberately and challengingly universalist, matching the theoretically experimental essays, where contributors try different ideas to answer distinct concerns regarding cosmopolitanism. Leading anthropologists explore what cosmopolitanism means in the context of everyday life, variously viewing it as an aspect of kindness and empathy, as tolerance, hospitality and openness, and as a defining feature of pan-human individuality. The chapters thus advance an existential critique of abstract globalization discourse. The book enriches interdisciplinary debates about hitherto neglected aspects of contemporary cosmopolitanism as a political and moral project, examining the form of its lived effects and offering new ideas and case studies to work with.

Patriots and Cosmopolitans

Hidden Histories of American Law

Author: John Fabian Witt

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674045289

Category: History

Page: 416

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Ranging from the founding era to Reconstruction, from the making of the modern state to its post-New Deal limits, John Fabian Witt illuminates the legal and constitutional foundations of American nationhood through the stories of five patriots and critics. In their own way, each of these individuals came up against the power of American national institutions to shape the directions of legal change.

Digital Cosmopolitans: Why We Think the Internet Connects Us, Why It Doesn't, and How to Rewire It

Author: Ethan Zuckerman

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393240622

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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“One of our most important books on globalization.” —Steve O’Keefe, New York Journal of Books The enormous scope of the Internet can lead us to assume that as the online community grows, our world grows smaller and more cosmopolitan. In Digital Cosmopolitans, Ethan Zuckerman explains why the technological ability to communicate with someone does not guarantee human interaction or the healthy exchange of information and ideas. Combining the latest psychological and sociological research with current trends both online and off, Digital Cosmopolitans highlights the challenges we face and the headway being made in creating a world that is truly connected.

Can the gap between Liberal Nationalist and Cosmopolitan views be bridged to tackle international inequality/poverty in the pursuit of international justice and if so, how can, and why should, this be done?

Author: Ashray Sood

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 366859354X

Category: Political Science

Page: 59

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Doktorarbeit / Dissertation aus dem Jahr 2012 im Fachbereich Politik - Internationale Politik - Allgemeines und Theorien, Note: 2:1, University of Nottingham, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: In the face of international poverty, it has long been contested as to what each country's responsibilities are in the pursuit of international justice. On one side are the nationalists, and on the other, cosmopolitans. Cosmopolitans argue that the kind of bonds which engender national unity should be extended on to the international front as it is these bonds which ensure that true international justice is obtained. However nationalists maintain that in the practical world there are no significant incentives for international justice because nearly all social bonds are limited to national borders, with the only exception being compassionate help given in the face of a catastrophe. Furthermore nationalists advocate that all countries have an ethical responsibility to value each country's different traditional beliefs which are usually expressed in the specific rules and regulations they follow. Nationalists maintain that the responsibility to uphold the respect for each country's beliefs is so important that every country should be allowed to confront the results of their own decisions, even if those decisions cause severe destitution in their respective countries. Cosmopolitans acquiesce with nationalists as far as each country's duty to value another's national sovereignty and allowing them to tackle the effects of their own decision-making go, but insist that the framework within which national sovereignty is implemented, must be impartial and equitable. Hence prior to the exercising of respect for each country's beliefs, the international economic system that hinders the implementation of national sovereignty must be relieved of its meddling tendencies which constrain a country's range of options. A further requirement is that those particular beliefs which are detrimental to the individual and can cause impoverishment must be amended. Cosmopolitans in effect, maintain that the way nationalism is understood should be modified and the individual should be the central point of analysis and ethical interest. Moreover they consider that although there is a high deficiency in international unity, this issue can be sorted out by searching for, as well as executing, international justice in the practical world. Additionally this does not nullify the ethical significance of cosmopolitan values of justice.

Cosmopolitans and Heretics

New Muslim Intellectuals and the Study of Islam

Author: Carool Kersten

Publisher: Hurst & Company Limited

ISBN: 9781849041294

Category: Religion

Page: 324

View: 3139

Dramatic political events involving Muslims across the world have put Islam under increased scrutiny. However, the focus of this attention is generally limited to the political realm and often even further confined by constrictive views of Islamism narrowed down to its most extremist exponents. Much less attention is paid to the parallel development of more liberal alternative Islamic discourses. The final decades of the twentieth-century has also seen the emergence of a Muslim intelligentsia exploring new and creative ways of engaging with the Islamic heritage. Drawing on advances made in the Western human sciences and understanding Islam in comprehensive terms as a civilisation rather than restricting it to religion in a conventional sense their ideas often cause controversy, even inviting accusations of heresy. Cosmopolitans and Heretics examines three of these new Muslim intellectuals who combine a solid grounding in the Islamic tradition with an equally intimate familiarity with the latest achievements of Western scholarship in religion. This cosmopolitan attitude challenges existing stereotypes and makes these thinkers difficult to categorise. Underscoring the global dimensions of new Muslim intellectualism, Kersten analyses contributions to contemporary Islamic thought of the late Nurcholish Madjid, Indonesia's most prominent public intellectual of recent decades, Hasan Hanafi, one of the leading philosophers in Egypt, and the influential French-Algerian historian of Islam Mohammed Arkoun. Emphasising their importance for the rethinking of the study of Islam as a field of academic inquiry, this is the first book of its kind and a welcome addition to the intellectual history of the modern Muslim world. -- Publisher description.

Cosmopolitan Anxieties

Turkish Challenges to Citizenship and Belonging in Germany

Author: Ruth Mandel

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822341932

Category: Social Science

Page: 413

View: 8594

DIVAn anthropological history that traces shifts in 1990s German immigration policy regarding those within the Turkish diaspora, along with portraying the lives of Turkish immigrants./div

The Cosmopolitan Constitution

Author: Alexander Somek

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191030910

Category: Law

Page: 320

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Originally the constitution was expected to express and channel popular sovereignty. It was the work of freedom, springing from and facilitating collective self-determination. After the Second World War this perspective changed: the modern constitution owes its authority not only to collective authorship, it also must commit itself credibly to human rights. Thus people recede into the background, and the national constitution becomes embedded into one or other system of 'peer review' among nations. This is what Alexander Somek argues is the creation of the cosmopolitan constitution. Reconstructing what he considers to be the three stages in the development of constitutionalism, he argues that the cosmopolitan constitution is not a blueprint for the constitution beyond the nation state, let alone a constitution of the international community; rather, it stands for constitutional law reaching out beyond its national bounds. This cosmopolitan constitution has two faces: the first, political, face reflects the changed circumstances of constitutional authority. It conceives itself as constrained by international human rights protection, firmly committed to combating discrimination on the grounds of nationality, and to embracing strategies for managing its interaction with other sites of authority, such as the United Nations. The second, administrative, face of the cosmopolitan constitution reveals the demise of political authority, which has been traditionally vested in representative bodies. Political processes yield to various, and often informal, strategies of policy co-ordination so long as there are no reasons to fear that the elementary civil rights might be severely interfered with. It represents constitutional authority for an administered world.

Cosmopolitans & Crosswords

Author: Trip Payne

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company

ISBN: 1402762321

Category: Games

Page: 160

View: 1031

Sometimes you don’t have an entire afternoon to devote to solving puzzles, but luckily there are books like this for solvers on the go. These small, 10 x 10 grids from one of the world’s greatest puzzle-makers are sure to delight with their ingenious interlocked answers and cleverly crafted clues. Although the puzzles are brief, you’ll still get page after page of rewarding pencil-flinging fun. So grab a cosmo, pull up a chair, and enjoy some quality time with Cosmopolitans & Crosswords.

Post-cosmopolitan Cities

Explorations of Urban Coexistence

Author: Caroline Humphrey,Vera Skvirskaja

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 0857455109

Category: Social Science

Page: 250

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Examining the way people imagine and interact in their cities, this book explores the post-cosmopolitan city. The contributors consider the effects of migration, national, and religious revivals (with their new aesthetic sensibilities), the dispositions of marginalized economic actors, and globalized tourism on urban sociality. The case studies here share the situation of having been incorporated in previous political regimes (imperial, colonial, socialist) that one way or another created their own kind of cosmopolitanism, and now these cities are experiencing the aftermath of these regimes while being exposed to new national politics and migratory flows of people. Caroline Humphrey is a Research Director in the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge. She has worked in the USSR/Russia, Mongolia, Inner Mongolia, Nepal, and India. Her research interests include socialist and post-socialist society, religion, ritual, economy, history, and the contemporary transformations of cities. Vera Skvirskaja is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Anthropology at Copenhagen University. She has worked in arctic Siberia, Uzbekistan and Ukraine. Her recent research interests include urban cosmopolitanism, educational migration in Europe and coexistence in the post-Soviet city.

The Web of Empire

English Cosmopolitans in an Age of Expansion, 1560-1660

Author: Alison Games

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199714834

Category: History

Page: 400

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How did England go from a position of inferiority to the powerful Spanish empire to achieve global pre-eminence? In this important second book, Alison Games, a colonial American historian, explores the period from 1560 to 1660, when England challenged dominion over the American continents, established new long-distance trade routes in the eastern Mediterranean and the East Indies, and emerged in the 17th century as an empire to reckon with. Games discusses such topics as the men and women who built the colonial enterprise, the political and fiscal factors that made such growth possible, and domestic politics that fueled commercial expansion. Her cast of characters includes soldiers and diplomats, merchants and mariners, ministers and colonists, governors and tourists, revealing the surprising breath of foreign experiences ordinary English people had in this period. This book is also unusual in stretching outside Europe to include Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. A comparative imperial study and expansive world history, this book makes a lasting argument about the formative years of the English empire.

Conversations and Cosmopolitans

Awkward Moments, Mixed Drinks, and How a Mother and Son Finally Shared Who They Really Are

Author: Robert Rave,Jane Rave

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 142998497X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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Part Augusten Burroughs, part Robert Leleux, Conversations and Cosmopolitans is a hilarious and touching memoir written by a mother, Jane, and her son, Robert, as they navigate their new relationship together after Robert announces in a hand-written letter that he is gay.

Andean Cosmopolitans

Seeking Justice and Reward at the Spanish Royal Court

Author: José Carlos de la Puente Luna

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 1477314865

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 5054

After the Spanish victories over the Inca claimed Tawantinsuyu for Charles V in the 1530s, native Andeans undertook a series of perilous trips from Peru to the royal court in Spain. Ranging from an indigenous commoner entrusted with delivering birds of prey for courtly entertainment to an Inca prince who spent his days amid titles, pensions, and other royal favors, these sojourners were both exceptional and paradigmatic. Together, they shared a conviction that the sovereign's absolute authority would guarantee that justice would be done and service would receive its due reward. As they negotiated their claims with imperial officials, Amerindian peoples helped forge the connections that sustained the expanding Habsburg realm's imaginary and gave the modern global age its defining character. Andean Cosmopolitans recovers these travelers' dramatic experiences, while simultaneously highlighting their profound influences on the making and remaking of the colonial world. While Spain's American possessions became Spanish in many ways, the Andean travelers (in their cosmopolitan lives and journeys) also helped to shape Spain in the image and likeness of Peru. De la Puente brings remarkable insights to a narrative showing how previously unknown peoples and ideas created new power structures and institutions, as well as novel ways of being urban, Indian, elite, and subject. As indigenous people articulated and defended their own views regarding the legal and political character of the "Republic of the Indians," they became state-builders of a special kind, cocreating the colonial order.