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Cross the Boundary: Analysis of Mornings in Jenin from the Perspective of Rooted Cosmopolitanism


Xiaoyi He

Faculty of Foreign Studies, Beijing Language and Culture University, Beijing, China.

*Corresponding author: Xiaoyi He

Published: May 14,2024


Rooted Cosmopolitanism proposed by Appiah challenges the idea of universal norms in classical cosmopolitanism. The theoretical foundation of this concept emphasizes the importance of acknowledging and preserving regional cultures. This article argues that achieving the concept of rooted cosmopolitanism necessitates leveraging the collective aspirations of human communities for peace and progress. The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has had a significant impact on culture, as demonstrated in the postcolonial novel Mornings in Jenin by Palestinian-American writer Susan Abulhawa, who effectively portrays the restoration of national identity and utilizes diverse narrative techniques to describe the modern history of the region and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from the perspective of Palestinians. This approach successfully challenges the prevailing Western discourse and contributes to the global recognition and reconstruction of Palestine’s national identity. However, the novel additionally expresses a desire for peaceful coexistence with the Jewish. This dual emphasis corresponds to the core principles of rooted cosmopolitanism articulated by Appiah and symbolizes the collective global aspiration for survival, progress, and harmonious coexistence.


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Cross the Boundary: Analysis of Mornings in Jenin from the Perspective of Rooted Cosmopolitanism

How to cite this paper: Xiaoyi He. (2024) Cross the Boundary: Analysis of Mornings in Jenin from the Perspective of Rooted Cosmopolitanism. Journal of Humanities, Arts and Social Science8(4), 856-862.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.26855/jhass.2024.04.007