Multiculturalism, Conflict and Belonging

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Welcome to the Project
Welcome to the Multiculturalism, Conflict and Belonging research and publishing project. This inter- and multi-disciplinary project seeks to explore the new and prominent place that the idea of culture has for the construction of identity and the implications of this for social membership in contemporary societies. In particular the project will also assess the larger context of major world transformations, for example, new forms of migration and the massive movements of people across the globe, as well as the impact and influence of globalisation.

Core Themes for Development
The project will critically engage with a number of core themes:

  1. Challenging Old Concepts of Self and Other
  2. Nations, Nationhood and Nationalisms
  3. Institutions, Organizations and Social Movements
  4. Persons, Personhood and the Inter-Personal
  5. Media and Artistic Representations
  6. Transnational Cultural Interlacing of Contemporary Life
  7. New Concepts, New Forms of Inclusion

Related themes will also be identified for development and exploration. Out of our deliberations it is anticipated that a series of related cross context research projects will develop.