Call for papers (see full text)
Deadline 6 June 2011
The intensification of global flows in the current period has led scholars to describe cities like London as ‘super-diverse’: a ‘diversification of diversity’, with a population characterised by multiple ethnicities, countries of origin, immigration statuses, and age profiles (Vertovec 2007).
The aims of this conference to be held at COMPAS (University of Oxford) on 22-23 September 2011 are: to address the missing dimension of migration and mobility in the literature on urban space, and the missing dimension of spatiality in the literature on diversity; and to develop new modes of inquiry appropriate to the contemporary challenge of super-diversity.
We invite proposals for papers which investigate aspects related to the conference themes and we welcome in particular proposals that focus on the following areas:
- Understanding belonging and diversity in complex urban spaces
- Changing practices of fieldwork and new and old modes of ethnographic investigation
Abstracts from early career researchers are especially welcome.