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Title
Moving beyond normative philosophies and policy concerns : a sociological account of place-based solidarities in diversity
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Abstract
In this commentary, I think with and beyond the normative philosophies and policy-oriented frameworks on how to deal with diversity in contemporary societies formulated by Zapata-Barrero and Modood. I propose to integrate elements of both perspectives in a empirically grounded sociological account of how place-based solidarities in diversity are nurtured in everyday life. Although there is much to be recommended about the arguments of Modood and Zapata-Barrero, I argue that what is needed is an analytical framework that does not a priori privilege specific sources of solidarity on normative-philosophical or policy grounds. We need to focus instead on how people mobilise different sources of solidarity in their attempts to take shared responsibility for the concrete places where they live, work, learn and play together in superdiversity. This micro-level focus does not mean that one ignores macro-level processes. Also, more attention should be paid to the transformative nature of solidarities in diversity.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Comparative Migration Studies
Publication
2018
ISSN
2214594X
2214-594X
Volume/pages
6 :18 (2018) , p. 1-9
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UAntwerpen
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Last edited 15.07.2021
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