Posted on Friday 9th December 2011
Living Together In Diversity: National Societies In The Multicultural Age
Conference, 21-22 May 2012, Central European University (CEU), Budapest
Contemporary European societies have been recently characterized as having entered the age of ‘super-diversity’. Migratory flows in particular have contributed to this transformation, due to the heterogeneous ethno-cultural, and religious background of present migrants, as well as their social status, age, and mobility patterns.
The aim of the proposed conference to explore how ‘living together in diversity’ is imagined, narrated, organized, justified, and practiced within contemporary national societies. With the stress on ‘in’ rather than ‘with’ diversity we want to move away from reifying the dominant ‘majority’ society perspective, which assumes diversity as something ‘carried’ solely by immigrants and something that the ‘native’ society has to cope with.
The key note speaker of the conference is Tariq Modood (University of Bristol).
All potential participants are invited to submit an abstract by December 31st, 2011.