Defining cosmopolitan sociability in a transnational age. An introduction: An introduction

Nina Glick Schiller, Tsypylma Darieva, Sandra Gruner-Domic

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This special issue features ethnographies that examine the trajectories of mobile people within particular places, moments and networks of connection. Critiquing the ready equation of cosmopolitanism with experiences of mobility, we examine the encounters of pilgrims, migrants, missionaries or members of a diaspora. Defining cosmopolitanism as a simultaneous rootedness and openness to shared human emotions, experiences and aspirations rather than to a tolerance for cultural difference or a universalist morality, the authors explore the degree to which mobility produces cosmopolitan sociability. © 2011 Taylor & Francis.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEthnic and Racial Studies|Ethn. Racial Stud.
Subtitle of host publicationLocating Religious and Diasporic Networks
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages19
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2011


  • Cosmopolitanism
  • Diasporic homecomings
  • Religious ties
  • Simultaneousness
  • Sociability
  • Transnational practices


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