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Cosmopolitanism with Dr Pablo Mukherjee

02:14, Sat 11 Sep 2010

In the fifth podcast in this series Dr Upamanyu Pablo Mukherjee, from the English department, discusses contemporary interpretations of the term “cosmopolitanism.” He starts by giving an overview of the topic, with emphasis on its literary significance, and then considers the implications of being perceived as one. He demarcates cosmopolitanism from its often-mistaken twin, “internationalism” and discusses various other tropes, phrases and stereotypes that often get erroneously ascribed to cosmopolitanism.

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