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

Author: Fred Rosenbaum

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0520271300

Category: History

Page: 439

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"At last, the Jews of San Francisco Bay have a history worthy of their community's storied past. Engaging, well documented, and brimming with insights, Cosmopolitans captures the vibrancy, the distinctiveness, the highlights and the lowlights of San Francisco Jewry. This is Fred Rosenbaum's magnum opus, the product of more than three decades of research."--Jonathan D. Sarna, author of American Judaism: A History "Many are surprised to learn that Northern California and the San Francisco Bay Area are epicenters of Jewish-American civilization. In point of fact, no single community has contributed comparably to the rise and development of this region--and no book tells this story better than Fred Rosenbaum's Cosmopolitans."--Kevin Starr, University of Southern California

Transnational Connections

Culture, People, Places

Author: Ulf Hannerz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134764154

Category: Art

Page: 216

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This work provides an account of culture in an age of globalization. Ulf Hannerz argues that, in an ever-more 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" Hannerz not only engages with theoretical debates about culture and globalization but raises issues of how we think and live today. His account of the experience of global culture encompasses a shouting match in a New York street about Salman Rushdie, a papal visit to the Maya Indians; kung-fu dancers in Nigeria and Rastafarians in Amsterdam; the nostalgia of foreign correspondents; and the surprising experiences of tourists in a world city or on a Borneo photo safari.

Cosmopolitans and Parochials

Modern Orthodox Jews in America

Author: Samuel C. Heilman,Steven M. Cohen

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226324968

Category: Religion

Page: 248

View: 4514

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


Author: Michael R. Auslin

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674060806

Category: History

Page: 315

View: 9747

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.

The Cosmopolitans

Author: Zubin Shroff,Ella Shohat,Robert Stam

Publisher: Veenman Pub


Category: Photography

Page: 96

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Introduction by Zubin Shroff. Text by Ella Shohat, Robert Stam.

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

View: 9658

"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: 3416

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: 7322

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

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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.

Early Modern Catholics, Royalists, and Cosmopolitans

English Transnationalism and the Christian Commonwealth

Author: Brian C. Lockey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131714709X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 388

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Early Modern Catholics, Royalists, and Cosmopolitans considers how the marginalized perspective of 16th-century English Catholic exiles and 17th-century English royalist exiles helped to generate a form of cosmopolitanism that was rooted in contemporary religious and national identities but also transcended those identities. Author Brian C. Lockey argues that English discourses of nationhood were in conversation with two opposing 'cosmopolitan' perspectives, one that sought to cultivate and sustain the emerging English nationalism and imperialism and another that challenged English nationhood from the perspective of those Englishmen who viewed the kingdom as one province within the larger transnational Christian commonwealth. Lockey illustrates how the latter cosmopolitan perspective, produced within two communities of exiled English subjects, separated in time by half a century, influenced fiction writers such as Sir Philip Sidney, Edmund Spenser, Anthony Munday, Sir John Harington, John Milton, and Aphra Behn. Ultimately, he shows that early modern cosmopolitans critiqued the emerging discourse of English nationhood from a traditional religious and political perspective, even as their writings eventually gave rise to later secular Enlightenment forms of cosmopolitanism.

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.

Cosmopolitans and Heretics

New Muslim Intellectuals and the Study of Islam

Author: Carool Kersten

Publisher: Cinco Puntos Press

ISBN: 0231702396

Category: Religion

Page: 324

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Contemporary critiques of Islam focus more on politics and the rise of extremism than on the development of liberal alternative discourses, which have gained impressive traction among Muslim intellectuals in recent decades. These individuals now engage their Islamic heritage in more creative ways, understanding Islam in the comprehensive terms of a civilization rather than in the strict terms of a religion, and deploying relevant theories from the Western human sciences to build a more expansive history. Cosmopolitans and Heretics examines three of these individuals and the controversy, if not outright accusations of heresy, their work has produced: Nurcholish Madjid, Indonesia's most prominent public intellectual; Hasan Hanafi, one of Egypt's leading philosophers; and the influential French Algerian historian Mohammed Arkoun. Grounding their reading of the Islamic tradition within modern, Western religious scholarship, these figures counter narrow conceptions of a monolithic Islam with their cosmopolitan attitudes. Underscoring the global dimensions of a new Muslim intellectualism, this volume is a welcome and necessary addition to the intellectual history of the modern Muslim world.

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

View: 5711

“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.

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.

The Cosmopolitans

Author: Anjum Hasan

Publisher: Brio

ISBN: 1925143279

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Qayenaat is a middle-aged editor and critic who hovers at the edge of the Bangalore art scene. Her old friend and former protégé, Baban Reddy, has become a hugely successful artist on the international stage and his return to Bangalore brings back memories and experiences Qayenaat had carefully repressed. In a swirl of heightened emotion, Qayenaat commits an unforgivable crime and flees to rural India in the hope of avoiding its repercussions. There she forms a relationship with the unlikeliest of men – the local monarch whose palace, like the region, has fallen into disrepair. The Cosmopolitans is a novel of ideas and emotions – one that questions the place of art in modern life – and draws a vivid portrait of a woman at odds with the world. Tender and wry in equal measure, and rich in thought and insight, it confirms Anjum Hasan as one of India’s most exciting contemporary writers. Praise for The Cosmopolitans by Anjum Hasan ‘Anjum Hasan brings an ironic and subtle intelligence to a great novelistic theme.’ Pankaj Mishra ‘Perspicacious, funny and at times profound.’ Amit Chaudhuri ‘Through Qayenaat’s adventures, Hasan amply demonstrates the anxieties of a nation in transition and raises questions which the already so-called developed countries should be asking themselves.’ Asian Review of Books ‘The Cosmopolitans holds surprises and enlightenment in every page.’ Mail Today

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.

Sweden in the Eighteenth-Century World

Provincial Cosmopolitans

Author: Göran Rydén

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317047400

Category: History

Page: 386

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Eighteenth-century Sweden was deeply involved in the process of globalisation: ships leaving Sweden’s central ports exported bar iron that would drive the Industrial Revolution, whilst arriving ships would bring not only exotic goods and commodities to Swedish consumers, but also new ideas and cultural practices with them. At the same time, Sweden was an agricultural country to a large extent governed by self-subsistence, and - for most - wealth was created within this structure. This volume brings together a group of scholars from a range of disciplinary backgrounds who seek to present a more nuanced and elaborated picture of the Swedish cosmopolitan eighteenth century. Together they paint a picture of Sweden that is more like the one eighteenth-century intellectuals imagined, and help to situate Sweden in histories of cosmopolitanism of the wider world.

Tricksters and Cosmopolitans

Cross-Cultural Collaborations in Asian American Literary Production

Author: Rei Magosaki

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0823271307

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 168

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Tricksters and Cosmopolitans is the first sustained exploration into the history of cross-cultural collaborations between Asian American writers and their non-Asian American editors and publishers. The volume focuses on the literary production of the cosmopolitan subject, featuring the writers Sui Sin Far, Jessica Hagedorn, Karen Tei Yamashita, Monique Truong, and Min Jin Lee. The newly imagined cosmopolitan subject that emerges from their works dramatically reconfigured Asian American female subjectivity in metropolitan space with a kind of fluidity and ease never before seen. But as Rei Magosaki shows, these narratives also invariably expose the problematic side of this figure, which also serves to perpetuate exploitative structures of Western imperialism and its legacies in late capitalism. Arguing that the actual establishment of such a critical standpoint on imperialism and globalization required the expansive and internationalist vision of editors who supported, cultivated, and promoted these works, Tricksters and Cosmopolitans reveals the negotiations between these authors and their publishers and between the shared investment in both politics and aesthetics that influenced the narrative structure of key works in the Asian American literary canon.