T2M International Association for the History of Transport, Traffic and Mobility, Joint Conference 2017: CeMoRe

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Cosmopolitanism as a mobile utopia? A discussion concerning citizenship and access to dreams of immigrants in the global city of S
Viviane Riegel

Last modified: 2017-05-13


The concept of cosmopolitanism is often connected to the mobile, curious and reflexive subject who wants to consume difference, especially in transnational social experiences. But there is a need to think of multiple dimensions of the concept, due to its theoretical and analytical plurality in contemporary globalized society. Cosmopolitan social practices cannot be considered the same for global elites (expatriates or tourists) and for immigrants or refugees. We sought to discuss its utopian perspective, by which it would be a quality accessible to some subjects, desired by the society of contemporary consumption: we would have global consumers and not world citizens. We propose a discussion based on dreams, motivations and processes of individuals experience their projects of international mobility in S


cosmopolitanism; mobility; citizenship; immigrants; S

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