Digital Cosmopolitan Flows in the Lifeworld: Categorizing the Labyrinth of Postdigital Cosmopolitanism.

Autor/innen

  • Fergal Lenehan Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena

Schlagworte:

Cosmopolitanism, postdigitality, postdigital cosmopolitanisms, normativephilosophical cosmopolitanism, lifeworld

Abstract

The cosmopolitan idea has a substantial intellectual history, stretching back to ancient times. It is argued here that the term retains a multifacetedness and, especially, a flexibility, which makes it very suitable for the theorization of the contemporary digitalized
world. To commence this argument, an overview of the ongoing postdigitality discussion is given, which argues for the present, clear, real and existing convergence of the digital and the analogue. From here three macro-categories of cosmopolitanism within academic writing are proffered, incorporating normative-philosophical, empiricaldescriptive, and processual approaches to cosmopolitanism. Building on this categorization, it is then argued that a number of categories of postdigital cosmopolitanism may also be seen, from (empirical) everyday postdigital cosmopolitanism, with both a cultural and a structural form, to processual postdigital cosmopolitanism, which retains an alter-cosmopolitan and a benign form. The discussion concludes with normativephilosophical postdigital cosmopolitanism, which is also linked to visionary reimaginings of the Internet and its interconnections with the material world.

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Veröffentlicht

2022-05-29

Zitationsvorschlag

Lenehan, F. (2022). Digital Cosmopolitan Flows in the Lifeworld: Categorizing the Labyrinth of Postdigital Cosmopolitanism. Interculture Journal: Online Zeitschrift für Interkulturelle Studien, 21(36), 13–33. Abgerufen von https://interculture-journal.de/index.php/icj/article/view/438