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ERIC Number: EJ879772
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-1523-1615
The Evolution of a Cosmopolitan Identity: Transforming Culture
Spisak, Shannan
Current Issues in Comparative Education, v12 n1 p86-91 2009
This essay examines the evolution of cosmopolitanism in relation to the individual and the broader scope of society. Cosmopolitanism seeks to affect changes in cultural norms through the cultivation of self-awareness, identity, empowerment, and agency. Coupled with education, these powerful tools contribute to shaping a global society. Examining identity through the lens of gender roles and patriotism, it becomes evident that identity can be fluid, and cosmopolitan values can be universally applied. Cosmopolitanism transforms individual identity that, by extension, has the potential to transform the cultures and societies in which individuals participate.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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