Difference and diversity though the lens of encounter
|27 September 2016
|13:00 - 14:00
|What is it:
|Faculty of Humanities
|Who is it for:
|University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public
|Dr Helen Wilson
Join us for this event, which is part of the CoDE Seminar Series.
Over the last decade, 'geographies of encounter' has been used as a shorthand for a body of work which has sought to document how people negotiate difference in their everyday lives. Yet whilst the notion of encounter is frequently used, less is said about how it is conceptualized and what it says about how difference comes to matter.
The central aim of this presentation is to argue that, far from a general term for meeting, 'encounter' is a conceptually charged construct that is worthy of sustained and critical attention. In scrutinizing how encounters might be approached as distinctive relational events that are shaped by shock, rupture and surprise, the discussion will outline a number of implications for how we approach difference, power and transformation, within work on race and ethnicity.
Dr Helen Wilson
Organisation: The University of Manchester
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