Milena Doytcheva - Diversity and Super-Diversity in between Policy and Academia: a Critical Reading

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Diversity and Super-Diversity in between Policy and Academia: a Critical Reading

Authors: Milena Doytcheva ORCID-iD1

Focusing at its starting point at the emergence of the concept of (super-) diversity in policy and academia, the article challenges the alleged theoretical and epistemic changes introduced by this new paradigm (Vertovec 2007) in the studies of race and ethnicity, pluralistic democracies, and even « multiculture » (Back 1994 ; Hall 1999). First we critically examine the main innovations claimed by the model, replacing them in a broader context of a posited « return of assimilation » (Brubaker 2001). Second we examine other sources of criticism, based for instance on empirical scrutiny and evidence from public policies analysis. We consider in conclusion the hypothesis of « whitening » (Bilge 2013) diversity and question thepossibility to invest the concept not normatively but critically, namely through athorough articulation to the principle of nondiscrimination

Volume: Épistémologies du pluriel
Section: Articles
Published on: February 1, 2018
Accepted on: February 1, 2018
Submitted on: January 31, 2018
Keywords: France, Europe, 2000s,sociology, diversity, superdiversity, discrimination, multiculture, race, ethnicity, public policy, multicultura, etnicidad, discriminación, diversidad, super-diversidad,sociología, Francia, Europa, política pública, años 2000, années 2000,sociologie, diversité, ethnicité, « race », politique publique,[SHS.SOCIO] Humanities and Social Sciences/Sociology

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