Theories of the stranger: debates on cosmopolitanism, identity and cross-cultural encounters

Marotta, Vince P 2017, Theories of the stranger: debates on cosmopolitanism, identity and cross-cultural encounters, Routledge, Abingdon, Eng..

Title Theories of the stranger: debates on cosmopolitanism, identity and cross-cultural encounters
Author(s) Marotta, Vince PORCID iD for Marotta, Vince P
Publication date 2017
Series Routledge studies in social and political thought
Total pages 134
Publisher Routledge
Place of Publication Abingdon, Eng.
Keyword(s) Internationalism
Political science
International relations
Social sciences
Sociology & social policy
Race & ethnic studies
Social theory
Summary In our global, multicultural world, how we understand and relate to those who are different from us has become central to the politics of immigration in western societies. Who we are and how we perceive ourselves is closely associated with those who are different and strange. This book explores the pivotal role played by ‘the stranger’ in social theory, examining the different conceptualisations of the stranger found in the social sciences and shedding light on the ways in which these discourses can contribute to an analysis of cross-cultural interaction and cultural hybridity. Engaging with the work of Simmel, Park and Bauman and arguing for the need for greater theoretical clarity, Theories of the Stranger connects conceptual questions with debates surrounding identity politics, multiculturalism, online ethnicities and cross-cultural dialogue. As such, this rigorous, conceptual re-examination of the stranger will appeal to scholars across the social sciences with interests in social theory and the theoretical foundations of discourses relating to migration, cosmopolitanism, globalisation and multiculturalism.
ISBN 1472417194
Language eng
Field of Research 160806 Social Theory
Socio Economic Objective 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
HERDC Research category A1 Books - authored - research
ERA Research output type A Book
Copyright notice ©2017, Vince Marotta
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