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Über "Die postmigrantische Gesellschaft: Ein Versprechen der pluralen Demokratie" (Transcript 2019) spricht die Professorin für Integrationsforschung und Gesellschaftspolitik an der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin nach ihrem Vortrag mit Karen Schönwälder (MPI zur Erforschung multireligiöser und multiethnischer Gesellschaften). [mehr]
The interactions between religion and globalization have taken many forms over the past 20 years. The future of these interactions will be shaped by new forces, such as the rise of religious nationalism, the ongoing project of seculariszation, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on religious life across the region and the challenges to religious and cultural heritage preservation. This roundtable discusses these themes and introduces new approaches to the study of these issues that have been developed in the Religion and Globalisation Research Cluster in collaboration with international research centres in Europe, the US, and Japan. [mehr]
The Tokyo 2020 Olympics has taken “Unity and Diversity” as one of its main mottos - this, in times of global migration-led diversification of societies, also called superdiversity by Vertovec. Recent migration policy changes and rising social movements in diversity issues seem to showcase Japan as an open and cosmopolitan country for diversity. Indeed, while the intentions for hosting such mega-events have often given priority to the economic effects, expectations have recently risen to also leave social and cultural legacies behind. However, besides the motto of “Unity in Diversity” as a rather ubiquitous feature of the Olympics, not much appears to have changed - at least politically - beyond marketing and urban re-development. Based on recent developments of policy and public debates regarding diversity issues in Japan, this paper examines the measures (not) taken by governmental actors, but also explores how the LGBT* community and activists seized the opportunity provided by the Olympics and the global media attention to initiate a momentum for a social change in the local society. Reflecting on the different dimensions of diversity from a transnationalism and superdiversity perspective, I argue how the Olympics might have contributed sustainably to the new awareness for the factual societal diversification in Japan. [mehr]
Conceiving mobile corporate professionals as part of the growing transnational migrant population is a rather novel turn in migration research. Likewise, research on their families – including their trailing spouses and third culture kids – is an emerging field. Based on interviews with 43 male transnational corporate professionals in Tokyo, this lecture paper presents their take on the effects that their marrying and starting a family had on their socio-spatial patterns within the urban space. [mehr]

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