"Diverse engagements: migration led diversification and transformations of urban society and space"
Workshops, conferences 2013
- Start: Nov 20, 2013 10:00 AM (Local Time Germany)
- End: Nov 24, 2013 12:00 PM
- Location: Chicago
For more details please contact esser(at)mmg.mpg.de.
08:00 - 09:45: SALON A-3, LOWER LEVEL,CHICAGO HILTON
DIVERSE ENGAGEMENTS: MIGRATION LEDDIVERSIFICATION AND TRANSFORMATIONS OFURBAN SPACE AND SOCIETY
Reviewed by: Society for Urban, National and Transnational/GlobalAnthropology
Organizer: Kristen Biehl (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford, and Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity)
Chair: Susanne Wessendorf (Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity)
Discussant: Steven Allen Vertovec (Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity)
Following several decades of prevailing interest first in ethnicity, then transnationalism, the anthropology of migration has recently started taking an urban diversity turn. This arises through recognition of the need to theorize the complexity of migrant experiences within urban settings located at the crossroads of variable and multiple migration flows. Moreover, conventional approaches to migration that focused on ethnicity and race are appearing increasingly inadequate for understanding immigration patterns comprised of new and intricately interplayed diversity variables, including gender and age, migration purpose and channel, immigration status, labor market profile, local responses to immigration, and modes of transnationalism. This panel contributes toward a globally comparative understanding of the variable social and spatial manifestations of immigration-led diversities in cities around the world.