Journal article

Gendering cosmopolitanisms: Hospitality and the asylum seeker Other

Maila Stivens

WOMENS STUDIES INTERNATIONAL FORUM | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2018

Abstract

Debates about cosmopolitanism have pointed both to its exclusionary character as a problematic child of western modernity, analytically and politically dubious, and to the possibilities offered by the new cosmopolitanisms stressing cosmopolitan practice and ethics. This paper suggests that a gendering of such arguments can add important dimensions to these debates. Exploring the gendered character of the hospitality at the heart of cosmopolitanism's founding arguments, the discussion is grounded in an examination of the situated cosmopolitan hospitality offered by several prominent women-centred asylum seeker and refugee support and advocacy groups in Australia. These groups have created sig..

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