COMPAS seminar series: Thursdays 14.00 – 15.30 Seminar Room, Pauling Centre, 58a Banbury Road, Oxford
Convened by the COMPAS Urban Change and Settlement cluster [update: podcast links added below]
Whereas multiculturalism has been steadily ‘downgraded’ on the policy agenda both in the UK and other parts of Europe during the 2000s, social life at neighbourhood level is increasingly characterised by an everyday negotiation of categorical boundaries such as migration histories, religions, migrant statuses, and socio-economic disparities. This series will focus on emerging empirical research and methodologies that engage with such localised, intercultural processes. The presentations are based on findings from a range of different settings, including London, northern England, the Netherlands and Germany, and also focusing on new ‘zones of encounter’ that go beyond the traditional inner-city perspective.
17 May 2012 Faith and suburbia: secularisation, modernity and the changing geographies of religion in London’s suburbs David Gilbert, Royal Holloway, University of London Oxford University podcast iTunesU
24 May 2012 New Geographies of Migration and Multiculture: Degrees of Intimacy between English Villagers and Eastern European Migrants in Rural Worcestershire Helen Moore, University of Surrey Oxford University podcast iTunesU
07 June 2012 Crossing the Threshold: Identity, Integration and Multiculturalism in British and German Muslim Ethnic Minority Neighbourhoods Sarah Hackett, University of Sunderland Oxford University podcast iTunesU