The Globalization of Strangeness
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Under conditions of strangeness the stranger is a 'here today, gone tomorrow' figure. This book identifies the cosmopolitan stranger as the most significant contemporary figure of the stranger, one adept at negotiating the 'confined spaces' of globalization in order to promote new forms of social solidarity and connect with distant others.
Develops concept of 'strangeness' in relation to globalization
Unique and innovative take on muchpublished theme of globalization by key figure in global studies
Addresses key themes in the debate on globalization global/local, identity, mobility, cohesiveness but bringing refreshing new perspective
Argues that 'strangeness' is caused by globalization and that it has become a social condition
Chris Rumford is Professor of Political Sociology and Global Politics at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. He is the author of many books including The European Union: A Political Sociology, Rethinking Europe (with Gerard Delanty), The Sage Handbook of European Studies, Cosmopolitanism and Europe, and Cosmopolitan Spaces: Europe, Globalization, Theory.