The liberal ideal of a person who is adaptable across social and cultural contexts, oriented outward toward the world rather than inward toward a local community, and willing to compete intensively to join the global economic elite. Hochschild’s interviewees worry that this ideology of the self is displacing their traditional endurance self.
Cosmopolitan self Quotes in Strangers in Their Own Land
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Chapter 14 Quotes
How do you join the identity politics parade and also bring it to a halt?
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Cosmopolitan self Term Timeline in Strangers in Their Own Land
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Chapter 10 – The Team Player: Loyalty Above All
...in a busy, dense, stable community of relatives, co-parishioners, and friends” against the liberal “ cosmopolitan self ” that was “uprooted, loosely attached to an immediate community,” focused on living diversely rather... (full context)
Chapter 14 – The Fires of History: The 1860s and the 1960s
...But this kind of endurance self is threatened by the less rooted, more liberal “upper-middle-class cosmopolitan self ” that is “directed to the task of cracking into the global elite.” People with... (full context)