Aesthetico-Cultural Cosmopolitanism and French Youth The Taste of the World

Vincenzo Cicchelli & Sylvie Octobre

ISBN 978-3-319-66311-1

Palgrave Macmillan, 2018


By examining cultural consumption, tastes and imaginaries as a means of relating to the world, this book describes the effects of globalization on young people from an aesthetic and cultural perspective. It employs the concept of aesthetico-cultural cosmopolitanism to analyse the emergence of an aesthetic openness to alterity as a new generational “good taste”.Aesthetico-Cultural Cosmopolitanism and French Youth critically examines the consumption of cultural products and imaginaries that provide genuine insight into social change, particularly in regards to young people, who play the largest role in cultural circulation. This book will be of interest to students and academics across a wide range of readers, including cultural theorists, and students engaged in debates on cultural consumption, the globalization of culture and transnational aesthetic codes.  cover book Cicchelli_Octobre


Vincenzo Cicchelli is an Associate Professor at the Université Paris Descartes, France and a Research Fellow at GEMASS (CNRS/Paris-Sorbonne), France.

Sylvie Octobre is a Researcher at the Département des études, de la prospective et des statistiques (DEPS) of the French Ministry of Culture, and an Associate Research Fellow at GEMASS (CNRS/Paris-Sorbonne), France.


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