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Reflections on “the Present”. Culture. Politics. Globalization.

Månsson, Dennis LU (2012) SIMV07 20122
Graduate School
Abstract (Swedish)
This is an inquiry into how aspects of the present human reality came to being and thereby also an investigation into limitations and potentialities of this “present”. An important argument in this essay is that there exists a mutually affective relationship between culture and politics and that this relationship implies both possibilities and constraints. With this in mind I try to critically investigate the prospects of a future democratic “Cosmopolis”. A democratic “Cosmopolis” requires, as I will argue, an adoption of a particular universality. As people live their lives “in” different, particular cultures the universality required by a democratic “Cosmopolis” is unlikely to emerge unless a “global culture” is universally adopted.... (More)
This is an inquiry into how aspects of the present human reality came to being and thereby also an investigation into limitations and potentialities of this “present”. An important argument in this essay is that there exists a mutually affective relationship between culture and politics and that this relationship implies both possibilities and constraints. With this in mind I try to critically investigate the prospects of a future democratic “Cosmopolis”. A democratic “Cosmopolis” requires, as I will argue, an adoption of a particular universality. As people live their lives “in” different, particular cultures the universality required by a democratic “Cosmopolis” is unlikely to emerge unless a “global culture” is universally adopted. However, with the present state of human reality in mind the prospects of such a global culture are slight. An analysis of “the present” and how this came into being shows us that cultural particularity is likely to persists since the particular cultures “in” which humans are satisfies a fundamental human need and precisely the historical success of particular cultures in satisfying this need hinders the emergence of a global culture; with the intimate relationship between “culture” and “politics” in mind this means that the future prospects for a democratic “Cosmopolis” are dire indeed. (Less)
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author
Månsson, Dennis LU
supervisor
organization
course
SIMV07 20122
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
“Culture”, “National imagination”, “Global culture”, “Cultural globalization”, “Cosmopolitan democracy”
language
English
id
3158859
date added to LUP
2012-11-22 09:12:46
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2012-11-22 09:12:46
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  abstract     = {This is an inquiry into how aspects of the present human reality came to being and thereby also an investigation into limitations and potentialities of this “present”. An important argument in this essay is that there exists a mutually affective relationship between culture and politics and that this relationship implies both possibilities and constraints. With this in mind I try to critically investigate the prospects of a future democratic “Cosmopolis”. A democratic “Cosmopolis” requires, as I will argue, an adoption of a particular universality. As people live their lives “in” different, particular cultures the universality required by a democratic “Cosmopolis” is unlikely to emerge unless a “global culture” is universally adopted. However, with the present state of human reality in mind the prospects of such a global culture are slight. An analysis of “the present” and how this came into being shows us that cultural particularity is likely to persists since the particular cultures “in” which humans are satisfies a fundamental human need and precisely the historical success of particular cultures in satisfying this need hinders the emergence of a global culture; with the intimate relationship between “culture” and “politics” in mind this means that the future prospects for a democratic “Cosmopolis” are dire indeed.},
  author       = {Månsson, Dennis},
  keyword      = {“Culture”,“National imagination”,“Global culture”,“Cultural globalization”,“Cosmopolitan democracy”},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Reflections on “the Present”. Culture. Politics. Globalization.},
  year         = {2012},
}