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Cosmopolitan beliefs and cosmopolitan practices: An empirical investigation


Phillips, T and Smith, P, Cosmopolitan beliefs and cosmopolitan practices: An empirical investigation, Journal of Sociology, 44, (4) pp. 391-399. ISSN 1440-7833 (2008) [Refereed Article]

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2008 The Australian Sociological Association.

DOI: doi:10.1177/1440783308097128


The field of cosmopolitanism research, for several years the topic of a mostly theoretical elaboration, is presently on the cusp of an empirical moment where research questions are specified and answered. The dimension of this shift that is of interest to us here concerns the impact of cosmopolitanism on the individual. While qualitative research is starting to gather momentum, a systematic quantitative research agenda remains less developed. We propose the association between cosmopolitan outlook and cosmopolitan practice as a useful starting point for such work. Here we report and reflect upon some initial findings on the nature and direction of this relationship as it exists among the general population in Australia.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Australia, cosmopolitan outlook, cosmopolitan practice, individuals, survey data
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Social change
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Ethics
Objective Field:Social ethics
UTAS Author:Phillips, T (Dr Timothy Phillips)
ID Code:55699
Year Published:2008
Web of Science® Times Cited:44
Deposited By:Sociology and Social Work
Deposited On:2009-03-12
Last Modified:2010-05-25

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