From Anti-Racism to Identity Politics to …?
14 - 15 June 2006
Roehampton University, Southlands College, London, UK
A two-day conference organised by Centre for Research on Nationalism, Ethnicity and Multiculturalism (CRONEM)
University of Surrey / Roehampton University
The current debate about multiculturalism in the aftermath of '7/7' needs to be set in its historical context. A key aspect of this history is the move from anti-racist debates and policies towards an emphasis on identity politics and 'faith communities'. Some have encouraged this development and seek to defend it in a more general defence of multiculturalism. Others doubt its capacity to provide long term solutions, especially when 'faith communities' are seen as the main vehicle of identity politics. We want to focus not only on Britain, but also on similar developments across Europe generally, and other parts of the globe.
The aim of this conference is to debate this history and seek new avenues by bringing together different generations from inside and outside universities so that we can learn from each other's experience and views.
Ash Amin, Les Back, Roger Ballard, Michael Banton, Chetan Bhatt,
Catherine Hall, Kim Knott, Kenan Malik, Ann Phoenix, John Rex
For more information about our speakers, call for papers and registration, please visit our website www.surrey.ac.uk/Arts/CRONEM
Centre for Research on Nationalism, Ethnicity and Multiculturalism (CRONEM)
School of Arts, Communication and Humanities
08 AP 02
University of Surrey
Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH
Telephone: +44 (0) 1483 682365
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