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IW 8: Vernacular Cosmopolitanism & Mobilities of Local

p.185-188 Packaging Life, Nayar

Emily Zumstein

on 29 April 2010

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Transcript of IW 8: Vernacular Cosmopolitanism & Mobilities of Local

High Speed Life:
Vernacular Cosmopolitanism
and Mobilities of the Local Vernacular Cosmopolitanism:
When "a migrant, working-class or minority presence alters the very nature of cosmopolitanism" (p. 185-185) Migrants are "mobile cultural 'packages' that also assimilate the cultureof their chosen place of work, but do not quite abandon their 'root' culture" (p. 185) "The vernacular upsets the elitist culture" (p.186)

"When the vernacular, the local and the non-elite negotiate with the global, we have a different kind of cosmopolitanism"(186)

Vernacular cosmopolitanism is "the apropriation of the global by the local" (186)
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