The considerations we wish to make here arise from a profound dissatisfaction with the current debate on multiculturalism. We perceive that there is a growing gap between the main ways of reading and interpreting the presence of difference in contemporary society and what we see, hear and at times experience in our field work. The current debate on multiculturalism often seems to acquire an ideological character which tends more to indicate how we would ideally like things to be, as in the case of the approaches of political philosophy and social policy, rather than attempting to represent it by looking at the dynamics, the tensions, the intentions and the meanings of those who produce it in their daily lives. In this chapter we will then follow a double path: in first stance we will highlight the theoretical positive foundations of our conception of “Everyday Multiculturalism”. Then, we will sketch briefly “ambiguity” and “space” as two key dimensions through which exploring the empirical making of multicultural societies

Camozzi, I., Colombo, E., Frisina, A., Semi, G. (2009). Practices of difference: Analysing multiculturalism in everyday life. In A. Wise, S. Velayutham (a cura di), Everyday Multiculturalism (pp. 66-84). Palgrave Macmillan [10.1057/9780230244474_4].

Practices of difference: Analysing multiculturalism in everyday life

CAMOZZI, ILENYA;
2009

Abstract

The considerations we wish to make here arise from a profound dissatisfaction with the current debate on multiculturalism. We perceive that there is a growing gap between the main ways of reading and interpreting the presence of difference in contemporary society and what we see, hear and at times experience in our field work. The current debate on multiculturalism often seems to acquire an ideological character which tends more to indicate how we would ideally like things to be, as in the case of the approaches of political philosophy and social policy, rather than attempting to represent it by looking at the dynamics, the tensions, the intentions and the meanings of those who produce it in their daily lives. In this chapter we will then follow a double path: in first stance we will highlight the theoretical positive foundations of our conception of “Everyday Multiculturalism”. Then, we will sketch briefly “ambiguity” and “space” as two key dimensions through which exploring the empirical making of multicultural societies
Capitolo o saggio
Everyday multiculturalism, practices, category of analysis
English
Everyday Multiculturalism
Wise, A; Velayutham, S
2009
978-0-23024-447-4
Palgrave Macmillan
66
84
Camozzi, I., Colombo, E., Frisina, A., Semi, G. (2009). Practices of difference: Analysing multiculturalism in everyday life. In A. Wise, S. Velayutham (a cura di), Everyday Multiculturalism (pp. 66-84). Palgrave Macmillan [10.1057/9780230244474_4].
none
File in questo prodotto:
Non ci sono file associati a questo prodotto.

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: https://hdl.handle.net/10281/9873
Citazioni
  • Scopus 40
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? 32
Social impact