"Markets and diversity: cross cultural perspectives"

Workshops, conferences 2011

  • Date: Feb 22, 2011
  • Time: 09:30 AM - 05:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 11, Göttingen
  • Room: Library Hall
"Markets and diversity: cross cultural perspectives"
Workshop organized by Gertrud Hüwelmeier (Humboldt University Berlin) and Steven Vertovec (MPI-MMG).

For more details please contact esser(at)mmg.mpg.de.

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- by invitation only -

This workshop explores the potential of markets as public spaces where multiple forms of sociality are performed. Bazaars, open air markets and street markets represent significant sites for a variety of groups and individuals. Alongside the analysis of social encounters, we will also discuss whether they provide possibilities for the inclusion of migrants and for the emergence of new cosmopolitan practices. We must also be aware of the “dark side” of bazaars as well – namely forms of bribery, mistrust and exploitation among vendors and customers – and how aspects of diversity factor into these.

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