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Cosmopolitan Minds
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Reading transnational American literature from a cognitive perspective, this book argues that our emotional engagements with others—real and imagined—are crucially important for the development of cosmopolitan imaginations.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Series Page, Copyright Page, Dedication
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  1. Contents
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Introduction. Literature, Emotion, and the Cosmopolitan Imagination
  2. pp. 1-28
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  1. 1. Emapthetic Cosmopolitanism: Kay Boyle and the Precariousness of Human Rights
  2. pp. 29-57
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  1. 2. Sentimental Cosmopolitanism: The Transcultural Feelings of Pearl S. Buck
  2. pp. 58-88
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  1. 3. Cosmopolitan Sensitivities: Bystander Guilt and Interracial Solidarity in the Work of William Gardner Smith
  2. pp. 89-119
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  1. 4. Cosmopolitan Contradictions: Fear, Anger, and the Transgressive Heroes of Richard Wright
  2. pp. 120-150
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  1. 5. The Limits of Cosmopolitanism: Disgust and Intercultural Horror in the Fiction of Paul Bowles
  2. pp. 151-180
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  1. Conclusion. (Eco-)Cosmopolitan Feelings?
  2. pp. 181-186
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 187-208
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 209-226
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 227-236
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