Superdiversity and Social Complexity

by Steven Vertovec (MPI-MMG)

Working Papers WP 21-04
November 2021

ISSN 2192-2357 (MMG Working Papers Print)

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Based on a keynote lecture, this paper places the superdiversity concept in relation to certain ideas surrounding complexity theory. Further, the implications of superdiversity for social stratification processes are stressed. Finally, with a view towards superdiversity and university environments, key features of social identity complexity theory are also related to both superdiversity and complexity theory, pointing to ways that promoting the recognition of individuals’ multiple characteristics can bring about a number of positive outcomes.

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