Nordic Centre of Excellence:
Reassessing the Nordic
Bjørn Hvinden +4722541217
Viggo Nordvik +4722541269
Mi Ah Schøyen +4722541286
Beyond Identity politics?
Organizers are Stockholm University, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and Nordic Centre of Excellence: Reassessing the Nordic Welfare Model.
Location: Stockholm University, Frescati campus
Identity politics has occupied academic debate since the latter part of the 20th century and the demand for recognition of minority group identities and a will to combat discrimination have been at the core of the philosophy. During this period however, we have witnessed a backlash in acceptance for identity politics, as well for multiculturalism. The conference hopes to bring together those with an interest in the historical and current discussion concerning the issues of identity politics and multiculturalism, and aims to explore what can exist "beyond" this philosophy in terms of various forms of universalism.
Confirmed speakers and presentations:
Professor Tariq Modood (Bristol University, UK): Civic Multiculturalism: Still too Particularistic?
Professor Melissa S. Williams (Toronto University, Canada): The Politics of Post 9/11 Multiculturalism in Canada
Professor Mark Halstead (University of Huddersfield, UK): Cultural Identity after the death of Multiculturalism
Professor Lennard J. Davis (University of Illinois at Chicago & University of Illinois College of Medicine, USA): Bio cultural bodies: A view from the Plateau of Diversity
Professor John Wrench ( FRA/EUMC- Vienna): Diversity and Discrimination in European Labour Markets
Dr. Jackie Leach Scully, ( Reader at Newcastle University, UK): Let´s play nice: Ties and Tensions in Politics of Disability
Professor Per Mouritsen (Aarhus University, Denmark): The Liberal Plateau: The Civic Integrationist Turn in Western Europe
Registration deadline 1 October 2009, deadline for papers: 15 September 2009. Send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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