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

Anne Krebs et Franck MERMIER, "The Louvre Abu Dhabi: A Clash of Cosmopolitanisms" in Vincenzo Ciccheli, Sylvie Octobre, Viviane Riegel (eds), Aesthetic Cosmopolitanism and Global Culture, Leiden, Brill, 2019, pp. 295-312. DOI:

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.