"This workshop examines preliminary findings of the GLOBALDIVERCITIES project where we examine social interactions in diverse public spaces in New York, Johannesburg and Singapore. Public places are filled - made - with on-going processes that socially reproduce different groups where some groups feel more legitimate in some places than others. They can similarly be complex sites where conflict and convivialities coexist. As such, we need an urban politics that addresses the reproduction of inequalities as well as diversity and innovation. These issues provide multivariate ways of addressing the core research question of :
GLOBALDIVERCITIES : In public spaces compared across cities, what accounts for similarities and differences in social and spatial patterns that arise under conditions of diversification, when new diversity-meets-old diversity ?
The main concern of this workshop is to set up a dialogue between the newer literature on super diversity - much of which attempts to move away from the conventional focus on ethnicity - with more traditional modes of enquiry in migration studies on gender, race, ethnicity and nationality that could hold robust analytical purchase for research on new diversities. This workshop then addresses how newer forms of diversity intersect with older conceptual notions of difference to both empirically and theoretically further and reconceptualise existing formations of class, race and gender difference."
Elle sera suivie les 8 et 9 mars par la conférence Intercity Networks and Urban Governance in Asia. Pour en savoir plus...