Post cosmopolitan Cities

Many elements of this urban 'togetherness' – the cosmopolitan modality of living in one place – were annihilated by interethnic hostility and/or indifference during the periods when the town experienced the disintegration of previous ...

Author: Caroline Humphrey

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9780857455109

Category: Social Science

Page: 250

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Examining the way people imagine and interact in their cities, this book explores the post-cosmopolitan city. The contributors consider the effects of migration, national, and religious revivals (with their new aesthetic sensibilities), the dispositions of marginalized economic actors, and globalized tourism on urban sociality. The case studies here share the situation of having been incorporated in previous political regimes (imperial, colonial, socialist) that one way or another created their own kind of cosmopolitanism, and now these cities are experiencing the aftermath of these regimes while being exposed to new national politics and migratory flows of people. Caroline Humphrey is a Research Director in the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge. She has worked in the USSR/Russia, Mongolia, Inner Mongolia, Nepal, and India. Her research interests include socialist and post-socialist society, religion, ritual, economy, history, and the contemporary transformations of cities. Vera Skvirskaja is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Anthropology at Copenhagen University. She has worked in arctic Siberia, Uzbekistan and Ukraine. Her recent research interests include urban cosmopolitanism, educational migration in Europe and coexistence in the post-Soviet city.

Cross Cultural Marketing

Soderstrom (2006) refers to a shop called Cosmopolite, Boutique Living in China, that was full of Western designer furniture, and a housing complex called Lido Courts that marketed itself as 'the oasis of cosmopolitan living'.

Author: Dawn Burton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134060177

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 328

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Cross-cultural marketing is an important element of the contemporary business environment. Many conventional accounts of the topic have conflated cross-cultural and cross-national marketing, but in this groundbreaking, new book, Burton argues that these generalizations have little meaning given the extent of multi-culturalism in many societies. Given the importance of new emerging markets in the Far East, Middle East, Asia and Latin America, this book raises important questions about the applicability of existing marketing theory and practice, which was originally developed using the model of Western society. An extensive range of cross-cultural marketing issues is addressed, including: Cross-cultural consumer behaviour Cross-cultural management practice Promotional strategies Product development Distribution Marketing research methods Cross-cultural Marketing offers a new, more complex and sophisticated approach to the important challenges for existing marketing theory and practice and their continued relevance for stakeholders. As such, it is an invaluable text for students of international and cross-cultural marketing, as well as for practitioners who wish to assess new developments in the field.

Cosmopolitan Urbanism

Nonetheless , we ought to be wary of the cosmopolitan insistence that urban living demands an orientation to address shared problems with strange others . Such an insistence is likely to privilege a particular ethical orientation ( such ...

Author: Jon Binnie

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415344921

Category: Social Science

Page: 282

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Renowned editors and contributors have come together to produce one of the first books to tackle cosmopolitanism from a geographical perspective. It employs a range of approaches to provide a valuable grounded treatment.

Managing Diversity in Singapore

For example, the 2010 Quality of Living Survey by Mercer Human Resource Consulting revealed that Singapore offers the ... of Living ranking, the EDB further emphasised that Singapore offers a cosmopolitan living environment with varied ...

Author: Mathew Mathews

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9781783269556

Category: Social Science

Page: 388

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Singapore society is increasingly becoming diverse. During the first few decades of nation building, policies were designed to homogenise aspects of Singaporean society while enshrining principles to allow restricted amounts of diversity. Fast forward to the present, and fifty years after independence, the number of areas where diversity is profoundly apparent remains copious, and its manifestations more varied. This book provides an updated account on the tensions posed by diversity in Singapore and how this is being managed, primarily by the state through policies and programmes but also by communities who attempt to negotiate these tensions. Such an enquiry is crucial especially at this juncture when the nation is finding ways to embrace the different forms of diversity brought about through external impetuses, as well as manage internal reactions from the various communities. The book chapters highlight important considerations if Singapore's diversity management strategies will hold promise for the future. Contents: Introduction:Diversity in Singapore: Historical Foundations and Current Realities (Mathew Mathews)Manifestations and Management of Multicultural Singapore — Race, Language and Religion:Navigating Disconnects and Divides in Singapore's Cultural Diversity (Lai Ah Eng and Mathew Mathews)Singlish as Style: Implications for Language Policy (Lionel Wee Hock Ann)Keeping Harmony in Singapore: An Examination of the Inter-racial and Religious Confidence Circles (IRCCs) in Singapore (Mathew Mathews and Danielle Hong)The Management of New Religious Movements in Singapore (Shane Pereira)New Tensions when Global Meets Local: Social Class, Liveable Space, Bicultural Ideologies, and New Media Forms:Two Stories on Class in Singapore: Diversity or Division? (Tan Ern Ser and Tan Min Wei)Which Class and What Squeezes? Relationships with Well-being, National Pride and Inequality (Ho Kong Weng)Creating a Liveable City for Whom? A Critical Examination of Singapore's Recent Urban Transformation (Pow Choon-Piew)Are We There Yet? A Review of the Bicultural Studies Programme (Chiang Wai Fong and Low Yen Yen)Regulating the Big and Micro Screens: Managing Censorship in Films and YouTube in Singapore (Liew Kai Khiun)Diversity in the Cross Sections of Society: Workplace, Family, and the Armed Forces:Transmigrants and the Flow of Human Capital: Wither Integration? (Faizal Bin Yahya)Singapore Families: Stability and Diversity in Challenging Times (Stella R Quah)National Service: The Holy Grail in the Management of Social Diversity (Leong Chan-Hoong, Yang Wai Wai and Jerrold Hong)Conclusion (Chiang Wai Fong)About the ContributorsIndex Readership: Academics, researchers and students studying Singapore society, public policy and sociology; general readers and professionals interested in diversity management.

A Monograph of the Tertiary Polyzoa of Victoria

M.C. A common cosmopolitan living species . The only specimens I have seen are of the variety spicata . The zoæcia are granular , or probably from the granulations being worn off , perforated with small pores .

Author: P. H. MacGillivray


ISBN: MINN:319510005316289

Category: Bryozoa, Fossil

Page: 166

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Transactions of the Royal Society of Victoria

M.C. A common cosmopolitan living species . The only specimens I have scen are of the variety spicata . The zoœcia are granular , or probably from the granulations being worn off , perforated with small pores .

Author: Royal Society of Victoria (Melbourne, Vic.)


ISBN: UCAL:C2664268

Category: Science

Page: 346

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Cosmopolitan Education and Inclusion

The chapter borrows from Waldron's position that generally all cultures have a cosmopolitan dimension since living everyday life involves endeavours of learning from other cultures and unlearning received attitudes and practices and ...

Author: Yusef Waghid

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030384272

Category: Education

Page: 157

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This book expands understanding of cosmopolitan education that has the potentialto cultivate deliberative pedagogical encounters in universities. The authorsargue that cosmopolitan education in itself is an act of engaging with strangeness,otherness, difference and inclusion/exclusion. What follows is the engenderingof inclusive human encounters in which freedom and rationality – guidedby co-operative, co-existential and oppositional acts of resistance – can be exercised.The chapters centre around the enactment of universal hospitality, unconditionalengagement, difference, intercultural learning, democratic justice andopenness to develop a robust and reflexive defence of cosmopolitan education.This book will appeal to scholars of cosmopolitan education as well as democraticand inclusive education.

Amendment 1 to the Tilefish Fishery Management Plan

... living 403-2634 solitary attached 183-2250 colonial attached 403-1748 Taxon Distribution Astrangia poculata ( Ellis & Endemic to western Atlantic Solander , 1786 ) Caryophyllia ambrosja Widespread ( cosmopolitan ) ambrosia Alcock ...



ISBN: NWU:35556038308011


Page: 4

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Multicultural Challenges and Redefining Identity in East Asia

Global cities represent particularly attractive locations of settlement for educated migrants with a cultural orientation towards cosmopolitan living. As Yeoh and Willis have noted (2005), previous research on expatriates has typically ...

Author: Nam-Kook Kim

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317093671

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Globalization and increased migration have brought both new opportunities and new tensions to traditional East Asian societies. Multicultural Challenges and Redefining Identity in East Asia draws together a wide range of distinguished local scholars to discuss multiculturalism and the changing nature of social identity in East Asia. Regional specialists review specific events and situations in China, Korea, Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines to provide a focus on life as it is lived at the local level whilst also tracing macro discourses on the national issues affected by multiculturalism and identity. The contributors look at the uneven multicultural development across these different countries and how to bridge the gap between locality and universality. They examine how ethnic majorities and minorities can achieve individual rights, exert civic responsibility, and explain how to construct a deliberative framework to make sustainable democracy possible. This book considers the emergence of a new cross-national network designed to address multicultural challenges and imagines an East Asian community with shared values of individual dignity and multicultural diversity. With strong empirical support it puts forward a regulative ideal by which a new paradigm for multicultural coexistence and regional cooperation can be realized.