MPI-MMG in Dialogue "Superdiversity and the dynamics of diversification"
- Date: Apr 19, 2023
- Time: 04:00 PM - 05:30 PM (Local Time Germany)
- Location: MPI-MMG, Goettingen
- Room: Hybrid event: Livestream/ Live, Hermann Föge Weg 11
- Junjia Ye (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
- Darshan Vigneswaran (University of Amsterdam)
- Peter Scholten (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
- Steven Vertovec (MPI-MMG)
Megha Amrith (MPI-MMG)
Superdiversity is a concept referring to societal diversification and the complex, emergent social patterns that, in many places, now supersede prior forms of diversity. The concept of superdiversity has been adopted by scholars across the social sciences in order to address a variety of processes, modes and outcomes of diversification. “This takes many forms, manners, and courses,” writes Vertovec in his new book, “indeed, we might best talk of many overlapping, entangled and mutually determining diversifications”. Such processes directly entail features of migration and mobility, are deeply entangled with social inequalities, and are especially manifest in cities of both the lobal North and South. Diversification – leading to conditions of superdiversity – is thus one of the foremost social transformations of our age, impacting politics, everyday social interactions, and individual identities.
Stimulated by Vertovec’s Superdiversity: Migration and Social Complexity, this ‘In Dialogue’ event considers the concept of superdiversity alongside a look at diversification processes and their effects across contexts worldwide.
For more details please contact kofri(at)mmg.mpg.de.