'Drawing on postcolonial and gender studies, as well as affect theory, the book interrogates cosmopolitan philosophies. Through analysis of J.M. Coetzee's later fiction, Hallemeier invites the re-imagining of cosmopolitanism, particularly as it is performed through the reading of literature.' (Publisher's summary)
Introduction: Cosmopolitanism and feeling
Sympathy and cosmopolitanism
John Coetzee and rational cosmopolitanism
Elizabeth Costello and affective cosmopolitanism
Shame and cosmopolitanism
J.M. Coetzee and nonhuman cosmopolitanism
Epilogue: Leave taking.