Publications

Mark Harris has written on an Amazonian werewolf as a cosmopolitan in disguise; on embodied knowledge; and Amazonian peasants as New World rebels.

Laura Jeffery is currently researching and writing on the situation of the Chagos islanders.

Hideko Mitsui is researching themes of war, gender, memory, nationalism, redress and reconciliation, activism and politics in East Asia.

Morten Nielsen is currently researching and writing on time and temporality, vernacular architecture, materiality, personhood, urban aesthetics and political cosmologies in Mozambique and Brazil. He explores the situation of individuals living in nation-states that fail them, and the imaginative transcending of their proximate conditions.

Nigel Rapport has been interested in cosmopolitanism as a form of global liberalism, that is, as a form of political and moral philosophy which recognises the universal existence of the individual human actor --'Everyone'--and his or her rights to freedom of expression, conscience, world-view and life-project. Cosmopolitanism offers an emancipation from the 'despotism of custom', to borrow John Stuart Mill's phrasing, and holds out the promise that the individual might be the author of his or her identity, free from the histories, traditions, classificatory schema, cosmologies, revelatory claims, and politicking of cultural communities. See Nigel Rapport's writings with an explicitly cosmopolitan theme.

Adam Reed has written on the kinds of knowledge of the city that Londoners claim. He has also written on 'cultures of reception' within emergent Internet cultures, including early-phase weblogging.

Huon Wardle's work has been centrally concerned with developing cosmopolitanism as a theme in anthropological inquiry. This includes writing on Kantian Common Sense, on imaginative extraterritoriality, on the ethnography of cosmopolitanism and on the meaning of cultural openness as a subjective and socio-cultural phenomenon. See Huon Wardle's writings. In 2014 Huon Wardle won the Royal Anthropological Institute's J.B. Donne Prize for his essay 'The Artist Carl Abrahams and the Cosmopolitan Work of Centring and Peripheralising the Self'.

 

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