Contemporary Art and the Cosmopolitan Imagination: Politics, Ethics, Affect

Published this summer by Routledge: Marsha Meskimmon, Contemporary Art and the Cosmopolitan Imagination: Politics, Ethics, Affect (Google, Amazon).

Blurb:

The development of a cosmopolitan imagination is crucial to engendering a global sense of ethical and political responsibility. By materialising concepts and meanings beyond the limits of a narrow individualism, art plays an important role in this development, enabling us to encounter difference, imagine change and make possible the new [….] Contemporary Art and the Cosmopolitan Imagination is structured and written through four ‘architectonic figurations’ – foundation, threshold, passage and landing – which simultaneously reference the built environment and the transformative structure of knowledge-systems.