The concept of multiculturalism aims at different forms of knowledge, disciplines and academic fields. The purpose of the congress Multiculturalism, Belonging and Conflicts, held from Wednesday the 3rd of September 2008 until Saturday the 6th of September 2008, was precisely to gather as many colleagues specializing in different areas on the matter. The goal of these reflections was not to appreciate one approach more than the other, but rather to comprehend the complexities of the concept of multiculturalism. During the congress different scientists reflected on the human urge to belong as well as on the unavoidable and avoidable conflicts between different forms of thought. The discussions in each session were critical and productive. The participants’ intentions were not to overthrow the others with arguments, but rather to seek affirmative critique. These interdisciplinary conversions insisted on a form of communication based on intertwined reflection. This congress on multiculturalism was thus not only an exercise wherein the existence and value of different forms of culture were acknowledged, nor solely for the sake of a surplus of an interdisciplinary approach as a new form of science. It rather acknowledged once more the plurality of men, not only between them, but also in them as well.
Representation, Expression and Identity: Interdisciplinary Insights on Multiculturalism, Conflict and Belonging
Edited by Tina Rahimy
This volume on multiculturalism is not simply an exercise in the existence and value of different forms of culture nor is it solely for the sake of a surplus of an interdisciplinary approach as a new form of science. It is a fasciinating look into the mingling of minds and cultures.
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The Plural Self & The Social: Some Considerations for Political Theory
The Contribution of Digital Media Technologies to Cultural Representations in Digital Cinematic Productions
Sunny S. K. Lam
Do People Make History?
The Imagined African Community in Dublin: Identity and Identification
Socio-cultural Belonging in Legal Limbo
Ariel Dorfman Writes Home: Literary Citizenship and Transnational Belonging
Longing and Dreaming in Real Time: How Chagossian Children in Mauritius See the Chagos Islands
The Enduring Legacies of Bandung, Non-Alignment and Richard Wright
Expressions of Exceptions, Exceptions of Expressions: On Fragmented Languages as Political Discourse
The Social Construction of Grievance and its Role in Social Movements: Overseas Filipino Workers’ Activism and Homeland Filipino Politics
Jae Seung Moon
The Politics of Toleration in Contemporary Liberal Societies: Assessing the Validity of Minority Cultural Rights
The Winter of Our Discontent: Reasonable Accommodation’ and the 2007 Quebec Election
Recent Chinese Migrations to South Africa: New Intersections of Race, Class and Ethnicity
Yoon Jung Park
The Portrait of New Lithuanian Emigrants: Integrative Model of Psychological & Social Factors
Laura Seibokaite, Aukse Endriulaitiene & Rasa Marksaityte
National Minorities in Poland after 2001: A Political Problem or an Element of Multicultural Reality?
The Dialogical Self and Memory-Shaping Processes: Japanese Migrant Mothers in Ireland
Concepts of Locality, Regionality and Europeanness in European Capitals of Culture
Dream or Nightmare: The Architectural Illustration of Conflicted Cultures and Identities in Post-Communist Eastern Europe
Raluca Manoliu & Mariana Fartatescu
Mediterranean Identities in the Ancient World
‘Paranoia of Identity Crisis’? Recent South African Literary Historiography and the Discourse of Cultural and Political Transformation
Margriet van der Waal
Post-Holocaust Reconstructed Identities in Anne Michaels’ Fugitive Pieces and W.G. Sebald’s Austerlitz
How Solidarity Works in Highly Diversified Societies: How Far Do We Get with National Liberalism?