Reframing multiculturalism for the 21st century’s realities
Monday 21 November – Tuesday 22 November 2011
University of Ottawa, Canada
Citizens of multicultural nations often struggle to realize and establish an identity that bridges both their complex past with the uniqueness of their multiple cultural connections as well as their (trans)national belongings. Indeed, in many cases, multiculturalism, as a political structure based on institutionalizing social justice and social equality in many nations is being challenged, not merely because such politics for equality and social justice have failed to establish their main objectives, but because the ideal of such politics must not disregard the human capacity to resist, negotiate or embrace.
The Audiovisual Media Lab for the study of Cultures and Societies (University of Ottawa), and the Centre for Citizenship and Globalization (Deakin University, Australia) organize an International Symposium on the topic of Multiculturalism at the University of Ottawa on November 21st and 22nd 2011.
This forthcoming International workshop on Multiculturalism is a follow up on the symposium that took place on November 2010 at Deakin University (Australia). The focus of this edition is to outline the “challenges” for and “reframing” of multiculturalisms for the 21st Century’s realities and global knowledge-economy, with confirmed participants and speakers from Canada, Columbia, Uruguay, Australia, New Zealand, France, the Netherlands, Croatia, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.
For any questions, please contact the lab: firstname.lastname@example.org
T: 613-562-5800 x 2985
The workshop will take place at Simard Hall (room 129).
No registration fees for community organizations.
Otherwise, registration is $80/person which includes two means and coffee.
Place are limited, especially for the lunch breaks and cocktail, so please register by sending an email email@example.com)
- Co-Chair, Fethi Mansouri
The Spirit of Multiculturalism
Cultural rights: and the construction of multicultural democracies
Encounters and change, Control and accommodation
Willem Lodewikus van der Merwe
Multiculturalism: A critical appraisal
Shahram Akbarzadeh & Mario Peucker
Assimilation vs. Multiculturalism: Managing Islam in Australia and Europe
Gary Craig & Hannah Lewis
The extreme edge of multiculturalism: Exploitation and forced labour
Creative education from a cultural diversity perspective: Facing homogenous and colonialist school systems
Comparing transnational identity, affiliations and citizenship in Australia and Canada
Carmen Rico de Sotelo
International and intercultural communication in Québec: Contours and interests
Delegitimizing multiculturalism through gender
Boulou Ebanda de B’béri
Intercultural/Multicultural Representation of Race in Québec/Canada TV Commercials
The intercultural, the multicultural and the transcultural:
Different modes of being with otherness
Multiculturalism reframed by social translation
The Multicultural-Liberal Dilemma: Comparing the intentions and outcomes of biculturalism in New Zealand
The limits of community: Multicultural policing and the policing of ‘cultures’ in the twenty-first century
George Smolicz and ‘stable’ multicultural governance in Australia
Multiculturalism in France: A failure… for whom?
A global crisis of multiculturalism? A British-French comparison
The future of multiculturalism? The political discourse of failure and the measures of success
Leslie Robinson, Ph.D Candidate