Of Asia, Of the US, Of the World: The Concept of Rooted Cosmopolitanism in Recent Asian American Cultural and Religious Identity

Project Identification
Project Period
1/2021 - 12/2021
Investor / Pogramme / Project type
Masaryk University
MU Faculty or unit
Faculty of Arts

The project explores the development of cultural and religious identities portrayed in recent Asian American novels written by women. Rooted cosmopolitanism, one of the recent concepts for describing the emergent approach to cultural identity, has not been implemented and researched in Asian American female writings yet. We thus aim to implement this concept not only on cultural, but also on religious identity, suggesting that the current approach to religion is global tolerance to all religions, the lack of personal affiliation to any religion, and the inclination to one’s own roots rather in cultural terms. This project's objective is then to find a pattern of the rooted-cosmopolitan religious and cultural identity of main protagonists in the novels and trace the development of identity from earlier biculturalism to the current rooted cosmopolitanism, in the context of current approaches towards identity politics.


Total number of publications: 3

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