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Assimilation and (super?)diverse cities. The case of Amsterdam

29 mar 2016 14:30 - 30 mar 2016 18:00
Collège des Bernardins
Rue de Poissy
75005 Paris

Intervention dans le cadre du colloque « L’espace urbain de la migration. Perspectives théoriques et pratiques ».


In the recent literature. the notion of 'superdiversity'  has become very popular, suggesting that in majority-minority cities no mainstream exist anymore. Assimilation processes of the past, is suggested, have been replaced by co-existence of indsividuals with very different backgrounds and identities. I will propose not to oppose assimilation and diversity, but to understand how processes of assimilation actually produces the experience of living in a diverse world. I will deal with Amsterdam as the empirical case to make my point, as the urban context where people live together.

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01 February 2016 - 30 June 2016
30 June 2016
30 Mar 2016 18:00
Jan Willem Duyvendak
Talks and lectures
Contemporary period (1789-…)
Western Europe