Crippin’ the Flâneur: Cosmopolitanism, and landscapes of tolerance

Campbell, Fiona Kumari (2010) Crippin’ the Flâneur: Cosmopolitanism, and landscapes of tolerance. Journal of Social Inclusion, 1 (1). 75 -89. ISSN 1836-8808

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Cosmopolitanism, desire and the contracting of social relationships areenduring themes in both philosophy and social theory. In this paper I seek toexplore these themes in order to ascertain what they might mean to disabled people and the ethos of ableism more generally. Modern Westernized life hassince the Industrial Revolution been sited in cities fostering the growth ofurban culture and an ethos of cosmopolitanism (Agamben, 2009; Beck, 2002; Cheah, 2006). The cosmopolitan outlook has become the signifier of thatwhich is developed, advanced and civilized in society. The liberal project of the melting pot, of social tolerance is cast against the backdrop of city life(Brown, 2006). The paper will first examine the trope of cosmopolitanism anddisability including the place of ‘spaces’ for marginal peoples. Second, it will provide a perspective on the disabled flâneur (Campbell, 2009; Simmel, 1908; Young, 2005) who ambivalently claims ‘outsider-insidedness’ and finally thepaper moves to consider the significant question of social inclusion and the government of aversion through the deployment of discourses of tolerance.

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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Nursing (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Nursing (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2018 01:22
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2018 01:22
Uncontrolled Keywords: cosmopolitanism; social inclusion, community, flâneur, tolerance;biopolitics; disability studies; ableism
Fields of Research (2008): 16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160806 Social Theory
Fields of Research (2020): 44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4410 Sociology > 441005 Social theory
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies

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