Titre: The 'Possibility space' of transnationalism
8 novembre, 2007, 18h00-20h00
Leacock (salle 219), Université McGill
This lecture, dit Robins, will explore issues related to new transnational flows and connections - or, more accurately, what are now being perceived as new flows and connections. A particular focus will be on the significance of what we might now call global migrations for the way in which they are challenging old paradigms, by which I mean paradigms associated with the national imagination and mentality. What can we learn from new migrant practices? To what kinds of cultural, social and political possibilities might they point us?
My agenda, ajoute Robins, has a particular emphasis on what might be learned from the European experience of transnational and transcultural migration. What might we learn as reseachers from these new developments? Here I am thinking of the matter of challenging the hold of so-called methodological nationalism. And how might we address, in policy or political ways, new challenges of cultural diversity? And here I am addressing the agenda being developed around cosmopolitanism.
Can we - how can we - identify a new possibility space in the processes of cultural complexification that we are now called to address?
Kevin Robins, du département de sociologie à la City University de Londres, est un invité de la chaire Beaverbrook de Média@McGill au mois de novembre 2007.
Pour visionner un vidéo d'une présentation antérieure de Robins (de la chaire de recherche en communication Van Zelst), veuillez cliquer ici.