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  • Cosmopolitanisms / Sheldon Pollock, Homi K. Bhabha, Carol A. Breckenridge, and Dipesh Chakrabarty  1
    Cosmopolitanism and Vernacular in History / Sheldon Pollock  15
    Spectral Housing and Urban Cleansing: Notes on Millennial Mumbai / Arjun Appadurai  54
    Universalism and Belonging in the Logic of Capital / Dipesh Chakrabarty  82
    The Senegalese Murid Trade Diaspora and the Making of a Vernacular Cosmopolitanism / Mamadou Diouf  111
    "Crushing the Pistachio": Eroticism in Senegal and the Art of Ousmane Ndiaye Dago / T. K. Biaya  138
    The Many Faces of Cosmo-polis: Border Thinking and Critical Cosmopolitanism / Walter D. Mignolo  157
    Zhang Dali's Dialogue: Conversations with a City / Wu Hung  189
    Cosmopolitan De-scriptions: Shanghai and Hong Kong / Ackbar Abbas  209
    Contributors  229
    Index  233
  • Sheldon Pollock

    Arjun Appadurai

    Mamadou Diouf

    T. K. Biaya

    Walter D. Mignolo

    Wu Hung

    Ackbar Abbas

    Homi K. Bhabha

    Carol A. Breckenridge

    Dipesh Chakrabarty

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    As the final installment of Public Culture’s Millennial Quartet, Cosmopolitanism assesses the pasts and possible futures of cosmopolitanism—or ways of thinking, feeling, and acting beyond one’s particular society. With contributions from distinguished scholars in disciplines such as literary studies, art history, South Asian studies, and anthropology, this volume recenters the history and theory of translocal political aspirations and cultural ideas from the usual Western vantage point to areas outside Europe, such as South Asia, China, and Africa.
    By examining new archives, proposing new theoretical formulations, and suggesting new possibilities of political practice, the contributors critically probe the concept of cosmopolitanism. On the one hand, cosmopolitanism may be taken to promise a form of supraregional political solidarity, but on the other, these essays argue, it may erode precisely those intimate cultural differences that derive their meaning from particular places and traditions. Given that most cosmopolitan political formations—from the Roman empire and European imperialism to contemporary globalization—have been coercive and unequal, can there be a noncoercive and egalitarian cosmopolitan politics? Finally, the volume asks whether cosmopolitanism can promise any universalism that is not the unwarranted generalization of some Western particular.

    Contributors. Ackbar Abbas, Arjun Appadurai, Homi K. Bhabha, T. K. Biaya, Carol A. Breckenridge, Dipesh Chakrabarty, Ousame Ndiaye Dago, Mamadou Diouf, Wu Hung, Walter D. Mignolo, Sheldon Pollock, Steven Randall

    About The Author(s)

    Carol A. Breckenridge teaches at the in the department of South Asian languages and civilizations at the University of Chicago and is the founding editor of Public Culture.

    Sheldon Pollock is George V. Bobrinskoy Professor of Sanskrit and Indic Studies at the University of Chicago.

    Homi K. Bhabha is Professor of English and African-American Studies at Harvard University.

    Dipesh Chakrabarty teaches in the departments of history and South Asian languages and civilizations at the University of Chicago.

    Sheldon Pollock is the The William B. Ransford Professor of Sanskrit and

    Indian Studies in the Department of Middle East and Asian Languages and

    Cultures at Columbia University. He is the author of

    The language of the gods in the world of men : Sanskrit,

    culture, and power in premodern India (2006) and editor of a number

    of books, including LITERARY CULTURES IN HISTORY: RECONSTRUCTIONS

    FROM SOUTH ASIA (2003) and (w/Homi Bhabha, Carol Breckenridge, and

    Dipesh Chakrabarty) COSMOPOLITANISM (Duke, 2002).

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