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Jason D. Hill

Becoming a Cosmopolitan: What it means to be a Human Being in the New Millennium

Becoming a Cosmopolitan: What it means to be a Human Being in the New  Millennium
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Published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
March 200
ISBN: 0-8476-9754-1
Hill explores the ethical and philosophical implications of tribalism (ethnic, racial, and national) on society. He argues, "A world that naturalizes whiteness has to maintain racial categories as natural dividers. Such a world is not a morally healthy world for persons of color, nor is it a morally healthy world for whites." Further, "The new millennium has opened against a backdrop of continued racial, ethnic, and nationalistic tensions, or escalating tribalism." Hill calls for a new morality and view of the self--moral cosmopolitanism, which rejects tribalism in favor of an all-encompassing view of the community of humankind. Hill's points are well argued and expertly written, but the sometimes esoteric nature of the book makes it most appropriate for a scholarly audience. This fairly radical approach to multiculturalism is an excellent addition to the collection of any academic library. -Mark Bay, Univ. of Houston Libs. Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc. Product Description Becoming a Cosmopolitan argues that we need a new understanding of the self and revives the idea of the cosmopolitan, the person who identifies the world as home.
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Americana , Anthropology/Archaelogy , Autobiography , Ethnic , History , Humanities , Literary Criticism , Metaphysical , Multicultural , Philosophy , Social Sciences
 
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