Beyond Multiculturalism?

Envisioning the Immigration Society
2009, Jun 04, Thu — 2009, Jun 06, Sat

The model of multiculturalism, which classified people according to their origin, granted them rights as a group; while turning them into “foreigners” within the majority society, seems outdated. What can a theoretical approach like “super-diversity” offer that takes into consideration such factors as immigration patterns, legal status, multilingualism, age, education? An approach based on the knowledge that our societies and their migrant populations have reached an inner complexity that exceeds anything we have known to date. What action is needed? What policies need to be put into place? What does growing social diversity mean to educational and cultural institutions? What impact does this diversity have on the understanding of culture in Germany and Europe? The international congress discusses these questions with experts from the areas of science, culture and politics.

This event is part of 1989–2009: The House of Cultures and the World

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Supported by

ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius

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taz. Die Tageszeitung