minor cosmopolitan

Thinking art, politics, and the universe together otherwise

Edited by Zairong Xiang

minor cosmopolitan

Edited by Zairong Xiang

Distributed for Diaphanes

256 pages | 25 halftones | 6 1/4 x 8 1/4
Paper $30.00 ISBN: 9783035803044 Will Publish August 2020 N/F/S Belgium, France & Luxembourg
In the wake of rapid globalization, many enthusiastically declared cosmopolitanism to be no longer just a philosophical ideal, but a real, existing fact. Across the world, they argued, people were increasingly considering themselves global citizens. Meanwhile, the global ecological crisis worsened, fascism returned, repression of disenfranchised groups on a global scale persisted, and the “refugee crisis” inundated the mediascape. What happened to the cosmopolitan promise, and who betrayed it? minor cosmopolitan challenges the underlying premises of major cosmopolitanism without letting go of the unfulfilled emancipatory potential of the concept at large. It rethinks cosmopolitanisms in the plural, and it traces multiple origins and trajectories of cosmopolitan thought across the globe. Assembling theoretical, artistic, and essayistic contributions in textual or visual formats, minor cosmopolitan seeks to discuss how to live at once with our difference and shared struggle and asks who sustains the world’s flourishing.
Contents
Preface Entering the (minor) cosmos Arjun Appadurai: The Passport Sundar Sarrukai: Empty Objects Marina Camargo: The Spaces in Between Mario Bellatin: El palito de la jaula del pájaro de la abuela Poleis James Miller: Porosity and Planetarity: On (minor) Cosmopolitan Virality Liad Hussein Kantorowicz: When You Died, the City Died with You Sarnath Banerjee: I Don’t Feel Postcolonial When I Wake up Every Morning in Delhi (No One Here Does) Lucy Gasser: Other Europes, Past and Future Sikho Siyotula: On Other Poleis Intermezzo: the minor cosmopolitan weekend Who Sustains the Flourishing of the World? Rosa Barotsi, Saima Akhtar, Clio Nicastro: Introduction: Film, Women’s Work & Labour Organizing Mary Jirmanus Saba: Feminist Internationalism: From Solidarity to Sandwiches Vivian Price: Times are Changing, Minds are also Changing: Patriarchy, Neoliberalism and the Construction Industry Ambiguous Utopias Tom Holert: Surrealism’s Peripheries, feat. Huang Ya-li Sing Song-Yong, Iwaya Kunio: “Synchronic Constellation – Le Moulin Society and its Time” James Burton: Ambiguous Utopias: Science Fiction and Minor Cosmopolitanism Hinemoana Baker: Rest Home Voicing the minor cosmopolitan Irene Hilden and Anaïs Héraud-Louisadat: Of Voices, Noises & Colonial Traces Liu Chuang: Bitcoin Mining and Field Recordings of Ethnic Minorities Dong Bingfeng: Bio-Archiving: Shenyang Underground Music as History, Awareness of Life, and Art in Action Julian Henriques and Zairong Xiang: Mumbo Jumbo, Jiggery-Pokery, Cosmopolitricks Constellations Mariya Nikolova: jumpcut and pinecones Heinrich Wilke: silences Anouk Madörin: technè Sara Morais dos Santos Bruss: modulation Jens Temmen: imperial grammar Anna von Rath: convivial scholarship
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