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Visceral cosmopolitanism : gender, culture and the normalisation of difference

Author: Mica Nava
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Berg, 2007.
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Renowned cultural theorist Mica Nava makes a significant contribution to the study of cosmopolitanism by exploring everyday English urban cosmopolitanism and foregrounding the gendered, imaginative and empathetic aspects of positive engagement with cultural and racial difference. By looking at a wide range of texts, events and biographical narratives, she traces cosmopolitanism from its marginal status at the  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mica Nava
ISBN: 9781845202422 1845202422 9781845202439 1845202430
OCLC Number: 137244662
Description: xii, 209 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Cosmopolitanism, everyday culture and structures of feeling : the intellectual framework of the book --
2. The allure of difference: Selfridges, the Russian ballet and the tango --
3. 'The big shop controversy': ideological communities and the Chesterton-Selfridge dispute --
4. The unconscious and others: inclusivity, Jews and the eroticisation of difference --
5. White women and black men : the Negro as signifier of modernity in wartime Britain --
6. Thinking internationally, thinking sexually: race in postwar fiction, film and social science --
7. Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed: romance, race and the reconfiguration of the nation --
8. A love song to our mongrel selves: cosmopolitan habitus and the ordinariness of difference.
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