• Anne Krebs et Franck Mermier - The Louvre Abu Dhabi: A Clash of Cosmopolitanisms?

    Krebs, Anne, & MERMIER Franck. (2019). "Louvre Abu Dhabi: a Clash of Cosmopolitanisms?". In Vincenzo Cicchelli, Sylvie Octobre and Viviane Riegel (Eds.) Louvre Abu Dhabi: a Clash of Cosmopolitanisms?. Leiden, Nederland: Brill. doi: https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004411487_015

    Gathering scholars from five continents, this edited book displaces the elitist image of cosmopolitan as well as the blame addressed to aesthetic cosmopolitanism often considered as merely cosmetic. By considering aesthetic cosmopolitanism as a tool to understand how individuals and social groups appropriate the sphere of culture in a global world, the authors are concerned with its operationalization on two strongly interwoven levels, macro and micro, structural and individual. Based on the discussion of theoretical perspectives and empirically grounded research (qualitative and quantitative, conducted in many countries), this volume unveils new insights, on tourism and food, architecture and museums, TV series and movies, rock, K-pop and samba, by providing resources for making sense of aesthetic preferences in a global perspective.

  • B. Balcı & T. Liles - Turkey and the Caucasus, Mutual interests and influences in the post-Soviet era

    Bayram Balcı, Thomas Liles, “Turkey and the Caucasus, Mutual interests and influences in the post-Soviet era”, in Galina M. Yemelianova, Laurence Broers, Routledge Handbook of the Caucasus,Routledge, 2020

    The Routledge Handbook of the Caucasus offers an integrated, multidisciplinary overview of the historical, ethnolinguistic, cultural, socio-economic and political complexities of the Caucasus. Covering both the North and South Caucasus, the book gathers together leading Western, Caucasian and Russian scholars of the region from different disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. Following a thorough introduction by the editors, the handbook is divided into six parts which combine thematic and chronological principles:

      • Place, peoples and culture
      • Political history
      • The contemporary Caucasus: politics, economics and societies
      • Conflict and political violence
      • The Caucasus in the wider world
      • Societal and cultural dynamics.

    This handbook will be an essential reference work for scholars interested in Russian and Eastern-European studies, Eurasian history and politics, and religious and Islamic studies.