Domestic Cosmopolitanism and Structures of Feeling: the Specificity of London

Book chapter


Nava, M. 2006. Domestic Cosmopolitanism and Structures of Feeling: the Specificity of London. in: Yuval-Davis, Nira, Kannabiran, K. and Vieten, U. (ed.) The Situated Politics of Belonging London SAGE. pp. 42-53
AuthorsNava, M.
EditorsYuval-Davis, Nira, Kannabiran, K. and Vieten, U.
Abstract

This chapter draws on a number of specific historical episodes and makes the theoretical case for a viscerally experienced, domestically located and gendered cosmopolitanism in the imagined and geopolitical spaces of contemporary metropolitan England, particularly London. A central assertion is that cosmopolitanism of this kind has a well-established albeit uneven material history which has shifted over the course of the twentieth century from an oppositional culture of modernity to a mainstream aspect of contemporary everyday life and a core element in the identity of London as a (post)modern city, in which national and 'racial' differences have become ordinary.

Keywordsdomestic cosmopolitanism; gendered relations; modernity; London; cosmopolitanism; geopolitical spaces; British xenophobia.; Paul Robeson; anti-Semitism; post war; Caribbean migrants; British cultural identity; Britain; British physiognomies; social class; Disposition; Londoners; cultural mix; British geopolitical history; suburban; Ken Livingstone
Book titleThe Situated Politics of Belonging
Page range42-53
Year2006
PublisherSAGE
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Print2006
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Deposited06 Apr 2009
Place of publicationLondon
ISBN9781412921015
9781847878755
Web address (URL)https://uk.sagepub.com/en-gb/eur/the-situated-politics-of-belonging/book229041
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