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Locating cosmopolitanism within academic mobility

Kirpitchenko, Liudmila 2014, Locating cosmopolitanism within academic mobility, Cosmopolitan civil societies journal, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 56-75.

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Title Locating cosmopolitanism within academic mobility
Author(s) Kirpitchenko, Liudmila
Journal name Cosmopolitan civil societies journal
Volume number 6
Issue number 1
Start page 56
End page 75
Total pages 20
Publisher Cosmopolitan Civil Societies Research Centre
Place of publication Sydney, NSW
Publication date 2014
ISSN 1837-5391
Keyword(s) academic mobility
cosmopolitanism
intercultural communication
cosmopolitan dispositions
internationalization of education
Summary Intensified academic mobility is an enticing platform for examining the emerging manifestations of cosmopolitanism in expanding intercultural encounters. Cosmopolitanism calls for a dialogue between cultures and for reciprocal appropriation and internalisation of cultures within one’s own culture. This paper endeavours to locate empirical evidence on evolving cosmopolitanism in everyday intercultural interactions and academic experiences. It is guided by the methodological applications of cosmopolitanism and the way cosmopolitanism is redefining the sociological frame of reference. This paper presents discussion and empirical testing of three defining features of cosmopolitanism according to Beck (2002): globality, plurality and civility. Mirroring these guiding principles, this research attempted to identify and analyse cosmopolitan values and dispositions in everyday intercultural encounters, discourses, situations and experiences. This paper presented an argument that cosmopolitan values and dispositions tend to create mutually beneficial conditions for intercultural inclusion and academic mobility provides a fertile ground for their current and future exploration. 
Language eng
Field of Research 160803 Race and Ethnic Relations
160809 Sociology of Education
160805 Social Change
Socio Economic Objective 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30063579

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation
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