Anthropology, Culture and Society

Community, Cosmopolitanism and the Problem of Human Commonality

Vered Amit and Nigel Rapport

Publisher: Pluto Press

Release date: 2012-06-14

Do notions of community remain central to our sense of who we are, or can we see beyond community closures to a human whole? This volume explores the nature of contemporary sociality. It focuses on the ethical, organisational and emotional claims and opportunities sought or fashioned for mobilising and evading social collectivities in a world of mobile subjects. Vered Amit and Nigel Rapport present an examination of the tensions and interactions between everyday forms of fluid fellowship, culturally normative claims to identity, and opportunities for realising a universal humanity.