Cosmopolitanisms Edited by BRUCE ROBBINS and PAULO HORTA With an afterword by KWAME ANTHONY APPIAH
An indispensable collection that re-examines what it means to belong in the world “Where are you from?” The word cosmopolitan was first used as a way of evading exactly this question, when Diogenes the Cynic declared C o s m o p o l i ta n i s m s himself a “kosmo-polites,” or citizen of the world. Cosmopolitanism displays two impulses—a detachment from one’s place of origin and an assertion of membership in some larger, more compelling collective. EditEd by brucE robbins and Paulo lEmos Horta WitH an aftErWord by KWamE antHony aPPiaH
Cosmopolitanisms works from the premise that there is more than one kind of cosmopolitanism. It can no longer stand as a single ideal against which all smaller loyalties and forms of belonging are judged and can be defined as one of many possible modes of life, thought, and sensibility that are produced when commitments and loyalties are multiple and overlapping. Featuring essays by major thinkers, this collection asks what these plural cosmopolitanisms have in common, and how the cosmopolitanisms of the underprivileged might serve the ethical values and political causes that matter to their members. This book gives a new meaning to belonging and its ground-breaking arguments call for deep and necessary discussion and discourse. BRUCE ROBBINS is Old Dominion Foundation Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University. PAULO LEMOS HORTA is Assistant Professor of Literature at New York University Abu Dhabi. KWAME ANTHONY APPIAH is Professor Philosophy and Law at New York University.
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Graffiti from the Basilica in the Agora of Smyrna Edited by ROGER S. BAGNALL, ROBERTA CASAGRANDE-KIM, AKIN ERSOY, and CUMHUR TANRIVER, With Contributions by BURAK YOLAÇAN An in-depth archaeological report featuring graffiti found during a recent excavation at the Ancient Greek city of Smyrna Excavation in the basement of the Roman basilica in the agora of ancient Smyrna brought to light over hundreds graffiti and many drawings which are published in this richly illustrated volume. These texts and images encompass a range of subjects or interests, including gladiators and games, local politics, love, sex, word-play, and riddles. A distinctive aspect of the corpus is the many depictions of ships, some of which are very detailed. The present volume provides comprehensive editions of the texts, descriptions of the drawings, and an extensive introduction to the subjects of the graffiti, how they were produced, and who was responsible for them. A complete set of color photographs is included. ROGER S. BAGNALL is Professor of Ancient History and Leon Levy Director of the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University. ROBERTA CASAGRANDE-KIM is Assistant Manager of Exhibitions and Publications at the Onassis Foundation in New York. AKIN ERSOY is Assistant Professor at Izmir Dokuz Eylül University and Director of the Ancient City of Smyrna Excavations. CUMHUR TANRIVER is Associate Professor at Izmir Ege University and epigraphist of the Ancient City of Smyrna Excavations.
NOW AVAILABLE 500 PAGES • 29 color illustrations CLOTH • 978-1-4798-6464-5 • $85.00X (£70.00) In the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World series ARCHAEOLOGY 1.800.996.NYUP