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Identity
Identity

If the world, or parts of it, are becoming cosmopolitan in character, then amongst us surely there must be living, breathing cosmopolitans. It is reasonable, then, to ask who exactly are the cosmopolitans, and what characterises them? How can we tell cosmopolitans apart, and how does one become a cosmopolitan? On the basis of the schemes introduced by the modern literatures on cosmopolitanism, we might expect to be able to point to cosmopolitan individuals who are either self-conscious or self-described cosmopolitans, or those who might be identified as accidental or circumstantial cosmopolitans. Much more fine-grained than this suggestive delineation, with the explosion of cosmopolitanism research in the last few decades there has ensued a wide variety of identified or theorised varieties of cosmopolitanism: from ...

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