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Horizontes Antropológicos

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VELHO, Gilberto. Metropolis, cosmopolitanism and brokerage. Horiz.antropol. [online]. 2010, vol.5Selected edition, pp. 0-0. ISSN 0104-7183.

This article deals with some issues concerning the relations between metropolitan life and cosmopolitanism. It brings historical examples and examines contemporary situations, exploring recent changes in world life. It also deals with the themes of social-cultural complexity, heterogeneity, mediation, multiculturalism and their implications for different life styles. One of its main concerns, especially focused on urban life, is the general question of social interaction and sociability as a basic phenomenon of social and historical processes.

Keywords : complexity; cosmopolitanism; heterogeneity; mediation.

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