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Visceral Cosmopolitanism: Gender, Culture and the Normalisation of Difference Paperback – 1 Sep 2007


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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Berg Publishers (1 Sept. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845202430
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845202439
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.5 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 565,315 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'Visceral Cosmopolitanism is highly recommended for students, providing historical specificity, insight and argument. This significant and ethical study offers the reader a real sense of hope in a field notorious for its tricky questions.' Times Higher Education'Mica Nava's explorations, sustained over many years, of neglected yet mundane features of relations and attitudes regarding the 'other' in Britain, is an important contribution to the analyses which challenge the reduction of the race question to a simple black and white issue. Her focus on the visceral and the vernacular in cosmopolitanism is a timely corrective to the abstract generalisations which today feed a resurgence of the demonisation of the other as part of geopolitical strategies for the securitisation of society.'Couze Venn, Nottingham Trent Univerity'In this readable and provocative book, Mica Nava traces a persistent expression of domestic cosmopolitanism in London throughout the twentieth century. Vi

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Mica Nava is Professor of Cultural Studies at the University of East London.

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Well researched and thoughtful. This book is written in an academic style, but with points that are relevant for everyday people, and with a new take on race and women.
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