Annual RC21 Conference 2011

The struggle to belong. Dealing with diversity in 21st century urban settings
Amsterdam (The Netherlands), July 7-9 2011

Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research – Urban Studies
University of Amsterdam – The Netherlands

28. Living with Difference 

Organizers: Christiane Timmerman, Els Vanderwaeren, Nichola Wood                       

28.1, Fluid construction of differences

Chair: Nichola Wood. Discussant: Els Vanderwaeren.                       

Lars Wiesemann (Bonn University)           
Public spaces, social interaction and the negotiation of difference

Gill Valentine (Leeds University)           
Your space or mine?: competing group rights claim in the European public sphere

Antonia Olmos Alcaraz, María Rubio Gomez, Pierangela Contini (Universidad de Granada)
Analyzing otherness and identity processes in globalized societies: the case of Ecuadorian migrants in Spanish schools

Helen Wilson (Durham University)           
Passing Propinquities in the Multicultural City: The Everyday Encounters of Bus Passengering

RT28.1, The local diversity in everyday encounters of cities.

Chair: Els Vanderwaeren. Discussant: Nichola Wood.                       

Lydie Launay (University of Paris Ouest )           
"Social mix policies in Paris: co-existing with “difference”, between arrangements and conflicts"

Deborah Phillips (Leeds University)
Claiming Spaces: British Muslim negotiations of urban citizenship in an era of new migration

Joanna Sadgrove                       
Living with Difference at a British University: The Case of Leeds

Peer Smets (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
Everyday encounters and notions of belonging of Moroccan-Dutch and natives in two neighbourhoods in Amsterdam.

RT28.2, Diversity and social cohesion.

Chair: Els Vanderwaeren. Discussant: Joanna Sadgrove.                       

Josef Kohlbacher, Ursula Reeger, Philipp Schnell (Austrian Academy of Sciences)           
Neighbourhood embeddedness and interethnic social ties: evidence from three urban settings in Vienna

Agata Górny & Sabina Toruńczyk-Ruiz (Centre of Migration Research, Warsaw University)           
The role of diversity in the formation of neighbourhood social capital

Sarah Meys (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)           
Young people's experience of "otherness"

Maren Godzik (German Institute for Japanese Studies Tokyo)           
Alternative forms of housing for the elderly in Japan and their role of creating new places of encounter between older and younger people in urban neighbourhoods           

Distributed papers                       

Veronika Deffner, Carmella Pfaffenbach (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
Zones of contact and spaces of negotiation: The Indian diaspora in Muscat (Sultanate of Oman)

Prabhjote (Jyoti) Gondek (University of Calgary, Canada)
The Urban-Rural Nexus: The impact of urban growth on bordering rural communities

Maike Didero (RWTH Aachen University)
Media images and everyday realities: German-Moroccan perspectives on translocational positionalities           


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21 December 2011
Deadline for abstract submission

10 January 2011
Notification of selected abstracts

1 March 2011
Registration open

15 May 2011
Deadline for early bird registration and for (some) hotel options

31 May 2011
Deadline for paper submission

15 June 2011
Papers online

7-9 July 2011