Cosmopolitanism, Markets, and Consumption

A Critical Global Perspective

  • Julie Emontspool
  • Ian Woodward

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Julie Emontspool, Ian Woodward
    Pages 1-7
  3. The Cosmopolitan Concept: Definition, Uses and Challenges

  4. Cosmopolitan Spaces

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Bernardo Figueiredo, Jonathan Bean, Hanne Pico Larsen
      Pages 127-156
    3. Eduardo de la Fuente
      Pages 157-181
  5. Ethics for a Global Humanity

  6. Concluding Perspectives

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 287-295

About this book


This book addresses the complicated question of how markets and consumption create the possibilities for cross-cultural exchanges and the multicultural pleasures of omnivorous consumption, whilst at the same time building new boundaries and distinctions, paving the way for new exploitative relationships, and initiating novel modes of status and capital accumulation. The contributors identify that the divide between the economic and ethical dimensions of globalisation has never seemed in sharper relief. With the workings of global markets at odds with fostering cosmopolitan social change, this collection addresses the question of whether we should assume that market logics and consumptive practices conflict with cosmopolitan agendas. It also explores whether the imperatives of economic globalisation and individual consumption practices are opposed to cosmopolitan prospects for global solidarities.

 Cosmopolitanism, Markets and Consumption will be of interest to students and scholars with interests across a range of disciplines including in the social sciences, businesses and marketing studies.


consumer research labour exploitation cultural domination mobility vernacular cosmopolitanism cultural difference marketisation of difference

Editors and affiliations

  • Julie Emontspool
    • 1
  • Ian Woodward
    • 2
  1. 1.Odense MDenmark
  2. 2.University of Southern DenmarkOdense MDenmark

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-64178-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-64179-9
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