Conviviality at the Crossroads : The poetics and politics of everyday encounters

DSpace Repository

Conviviality at the Crossroads : The poetics and politics of everyday encounters

Details

Files for download
Icon
Overview of item record
Publication Book, editor
Title Conviviality at the Crossroads : The poetics and politics of everyday encounters
Research Centre (Re)thinking Democracy (REDEM)
Editor Hemer, Oscar ; Povrzanovic Frykman, Maja ; Ristilammi, Per-Markku
Date 2020
English abstract
With the 2015 refugee migration and its aftermath as a main reference and focal point, this anthology uses Conviviality as a lens to examine the current challenges to democracy. Conviviality and the inter-related concepts Cosmopolitanism and Creolisation are assumed to provide tools for analysis as well as forms for “cross-cutting communication”. Originally introduced by Ivan Illich (1973), conviviality was re-launched and re-defined by Paul Gilroy (2004) against a backdrop of social, racial and religious tensions in post-imperial Britain, denoting an ability to be at ease in the presence of diversity without restaging communitarian conceptions of ethnic and racial difference, and has subsequently been refined to provide “an analytical tool to ask and explore in what ways, and under what conditions, people constructively create modes of togetherness” (Nowicka & Vertovec 2014: 2). In Gilroy’s understanding conviviality was a substitute for cosmopolitanism, which in his view had been hijacked as a pretext for Western “supposedly benign imperialism” in the aftermath of 9/11 and the war on terror (Gilroy 2004: 66). But rather than replacing one concept with the other, this anthology seeks to explore the interconnections – commonalities and differences – between cosmopolitanism and conviviality. Creolisation is the other supplementary concept, by constituting a valid alternative to conventional interpretations of cross-cultural contact and allowing agency and influence to hitherto marginal and subordinate cultures and peoples (Cohen and Toninato 2010).
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-28979-9 (link to publisher's fulltext.)
Link https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-28979-9 .Icon
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN 978-3-030-28978-2
978-3-030-28979-9
Language eng (iso)
Subject Conviviality
Cosmopolitanism
Creolisation
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/30830 Permalink to this page
Buy print http://www.bokfynd.nu/...978-3-030-28978-2 (Search for reseller)
Facebook

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Details

Search


Browse

My Account

Statistics