Cosmopolites


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Cosmopolites

 

in biology, species, genera, families, or larger groups of animals or plants that inhabit the whole (or almost the whole) earth.

Strictly cosmopolitan species of animals or plants do not seem to exist. Examples of the highest-ranking cosmopolites are the cereal family, Gramineae, and the bird order Passeriformes. The opposite of cosmopolites are endemics, plants or animals that are found only in limited territories.

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For academic cosmopolites, one of the strongest forces which elicit socio-linguistic redevelopment is the students of the academic cosmopolites.
In this paper, academic cosmopolite identity denotes the personality that evolves as the resulting product of psycho-social forces to which the immigrant academic worker is subjected.
56) Derrida, Cosmopolites, supra note 48 at 59: "a democracy to come" (as translated in Derrida, Cosmopolitanism, supra note 48 at 23).
Derrida avait deja decouvert que reinventer le cursus de philosophie impliquait en particulier le besoin de surmonter la barriere entre traditions continentales et analytiques, d'aller au-dela de l'idee de systemes philosophiques afin de rechercher un point de vue cosmopolite paradoxal et tendu.
Johnson imagines the cosmopolite of mixed race heritage as an ideal metaphor for pluralism and cultural syncretism, and she uses the trope of miscegenation more frequently still to critique racial violence and the impending disaster of a purified Anglo-American identity achieved through the lynching epidemic and racial terrorism.
Omniscient and perceptive, from her "estate," Johnson's cosmopolite is at once homeless and at home in the world; she is "of alien blood" yet a "scion of fused strength" (13, 15).
Metropole aux racines europeennes, fortement ancree dans le modernisme nord-americain, elle est devenue, a travers le temps une cite cosmopolite, a l'histoire, a l'heritage, a la culture inspirees de tous les pays du monde.
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But the stronger defense of the deracinated cosmopolite is that he is Everyman.
1993 Observations of egg-laying behaviour of the banana weevil, Cosmopolites sordidus (Germar).
Cosmopolites, according to Vicars, were not dedicated to God but bewitched by "Mammon, Sin-bane, Soules-decay.
22) In another sermon Adams returned to the idea of the cosmopolite, claiming that "semi-atheisticall Cosmopolites .