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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Kultur-, Sozial- und Bildungswissenschaftliche Fakultät - Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften

Laufende Forschungsprojekte

Beyond Social Cohesion:

Exploring Multiple Imaginaries of Living in Diversity

 

gefördert aus Mitteln der Berlin University Alliance im Rahmen der Exzellenzstrategie von Bund und Ländern

 

Projektlaufzeit: November 2019-April 2020

 

Forschungsgruppe:

 

Prof. Dr. Schirin Amir-Moazami, Freie Universität Berlin

Prof. Dr. Sérgio Costa, Freie Universität Berlin

Prof. Dr. Islam Dayeh, Freie Universität Berlin

Prof. Dr. Nadja-Christina Schneider, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Prof. Dr. Manja Stephan-Emmrich, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

 

Kurzbeschreibung des Vorhabens:

 

The interdisciplinary research group “Beyond Social Cohesion: Exploring Multiple Imaginaries of Living in Diversity” engages in a transregional comparative perspective on multiple imaginaries of social cohesion at different societal levels and scales - local, trans/regional, national or global. We consider the Berlin University Alliance an excellent framework to foster a dialogue on the interface of area studies and the social sciences to rethink the epistemological authority of particular archives of knowledge on social cohesion that have so far largely excluded non-European regions. Therefore, our project is designed as a productive forum to reflect jointly upon critical research practices that allow for epistemological openings regarding the practices, institutions and discourses of social cohesion - past, present and future. In a long-term perspective, the grand challenge and thematic scope of social cohesion is ideally suited as a key focus area for the Berlin-based Area Studies with their pronounced interdisciplinarity and wide-ranging trans/regional expertise. Together with our Civil Society Cooperation Partners, we see this research initiative as a timely and necessary opportunity to develop reliable forms of collaboration and multidirectional knowledge transfers between academic discussion, civic education and cross-societal dialogue. Our interest is to socially and (trans)regionally broaden the perspective in order to integrate multiple vocabularies and repertories developed by minorities and in different regions to deal with issues which are described as social cohesion.

 

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