Attitudes towards globalization and cosmopolitanism: cultural diversity, personal consumption and the national economy

Woodward, Ian, Skrbis, Zlatko and Bean, Clive (2008) Attitudes towards globalization and cosmopolitanism: cultural diversity, personal consumption and the national economy. British Journal of Sociology, 59 2: 207-226. doi:10.1111/j.1468-4446.2008.00190.x

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Author Woodward, Ian
Skrbis, Zlatko
Bean, Clive
Title Attitudes towards globalization and cosmopolitanism: cultural diversity, personal consumption and the national economy
Journal name British Journal of Sociology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0007-1315
Publication date 2008-06
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1468-4446.2008.00190.x
Volume 59
Issue 2
Start page 207
End page 226
Total pages 20
Editor Bridget Hutter
Place of publication Oxford, England
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Collection year 2009
Language eng
Subject C1
160806 Social Theory
160805 Social Change
9599 Other Cultural Understanding
Formatted abstract
One of the widely accepted consequences of globalization is the development of individual outlooks, behaviours and feelings that transcend local and national boundaries. This has encouraged a re-assessment of important assumptions about the nature of community, personal attachment and belonging in the face of unprecedented opportunities for culture, identities and politics to shape, and be shaped by, global events and processes. Recently, the upsurge of interest in the concept of cosmopolitanism has provided a promising new framework for understanding the nexus between cosmopolitan dispositions and global interconnectedness across cultural, political and economic realms. Using data from a representative social survey of Australians this paper investigates the negotiation of belonging under the conditions of globalization. The data tap into attitudes and behaviours associated with a broad gamut of cosmopolitan traits in the domains of culture, consumption, human rights, citizenship, and international governance. They show how cosmopolitan outlooks are shaped by social structural factors, and how forms of identification with humanity and the globe are fractured by boundaries of self and others, threats and opportunities, and the value of things global and local.
Keyword Cosmopolitanism
globalization
globality
cultural openness
diversity
consumption
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

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