Super-diversity: Comparative Questions

Fang, M. L. (Participant), Sixsmith, J. (Participant)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Description

Comparative questions

The notion of super-diversity underlines a call to re-evaluate concepts and policies surrounding diversity by way of moving beyond an ethno-focal understanding of diversity and adopting a multi-dimensional approach. In this two day workshop, participants will explore how this notion has been operationalised in empirical research on urban areas around the world.

Assuming that processes and manifestations of super-diversity are varied in different contexts, one goal of the workshop is to chart a variety of (new?) forms of urban diversity as well as to assess the impacts of these forms for urban social contexts. The Workshop’s emphasis will be on developing a global comparative perspective on the various constellations and ways of studying super-diversity in cities around the world. The term itself will also be interrogated with regard to its usefulness, or not, in working towards better understandings of contemporary urban settings and migration dynamics.
Period27 Sep 2012 - 28 Sep 2012
Event typeWorkshop
LocationGöttingen, Germany