Representation, Expression and Identity: Interdisciplinary Insights on Multiculturalism, Conflict and Belonging


Representation, Expression and Identity: Interdisciplinary Insights on Multiculturalism, Conflict and Belonging


Edited by Tina Rahimy

Year: 2009

Format: eBook


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 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.

Tina Rahimy

The Plural Self & The Social: Some Considerations for Political Theory
Muriel Kahane

The Contribution of Digital Media Technologies to Cultural Representations in Digital Cinematic Productions
Sunny S. K. Lam

Do People Make History?
Eleni Pavlides

The Imagined African Community in Dublin: Identity and Identification
Theophilus Ejorh

Socio-cultural Belonging in Legal Limbo
Ana Bravo-Moreno

Ariel Dorfman Writes Home: Literary Citizenship and Transnational Belonging
Jonathan Rollins

Longing and Dreaming in Real Time: How Chagossian Children in Mauritius See the Chagos Islands
S.J.T.M. Evers

The Enduring Legacies of Bandung, Non-Alignment and Richard Wright
Rob Burton

Expressions of Exceptions, Exceptions of Expressions: On Fragmented Languages as Political Discourse
Tina Rahimy

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
Masakazu Matsumoto

The Winter of Our Discontent: Reasonable Accommodation’ and the 2007 Quebec Election
Alan Wong

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?
Iwona Jakimowicz-Ostrowska

The Dialogical Self and Memory-Shaping Processes: Japanese Migrant Mothers in Ireland
Naoko Maehara

Concepts of Locality, Regionality and Europeanness in European Capitals of Culture
Tuuli Lähdesmäki

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
Leone Porciani

‘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
Catalina Botez

How Solidarity Works in Highly Diversified Societies: How Far Do We Get with National Liberalism?
Patrick Loobuyck

Tina Rahimy is a State awarded researcher, employed as a PhD researcher at the Faculty of Philosophy of Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Her research Voices of Diaspora: Philosophy, Arts, Politics and the Construction of Refugee Subjectivity investigates the politicalphilosophical relevance of artistic expressions of refugee subjectivity.