Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Stadt- und Regionalsoziologie

Prof. Les Back at the Think & Drink-Colloquium

Montag, 29.06.2015, Think&Drink-Colloquium Prof. Les Back, Goldsmiths, University of London The Migrant City: Living in a World of Divided Connectedness
  • Wann 29.06.2015 von 18:00 bis 20:00 (Europe/Berlin / UTC200)
  • Wo Raum 002: Universitätsstr. 3b, 10117 Berlin
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Montag, 29.06.2015

 

Prof. Les Back,

Goldsmiths, University of London

 

The Migrant City: Living in a World of Divided Connectedness

 

In this lecture Les Back talks about a new ethnography he is completing with Shamser Sinha. The book is the story of London as seen through the eyes of thirty adult migrants. It documents their experience through a dialogic or sociable sociology in which the participants are also becoming authors.  The lecturer explores how the social divisions and hierarchies of belonging are emerging which damage the experience of time and a sense of a liveable life.  It also looks a the ways in which young migrants from all over the work make a inhospitable city habitable and re-make the terms of conviviality as a result.