Special Issue "Ethnic Diversity and Cultural Pluralism"
A special issue of Diversity (ISSN 1424-2818).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2010)
Prof. Dr. Lionel Obadia
Doctoral School in Social Sciences of Lyon (ED 483), 86 rue Pasteur, 69007 Lyon, France
Phone: +33 4 78 77 23 86
Fax: +33 4 78 77 24 88
Interests: religion and nature; cultural and traditional forms of development and sustainability; non-western forms of development; the globalization of standards of development and ecology; critical perspectives on sustainability; beliefs and ideologies of “environment” and their applications; cultural habits towards material culture; recycling and politics of pollution reduction
In the 18th – 19th centuries, social sciences and especially Anthropology were born on the axiomatic conjecture that the human condition balanced between the unity of mankind (or “culture”) and the diversity of humanities (or “cultures”). One century and a half later, the knowledge on human “universal” features has overall expanded in conjunction with the awareness of the plurality of social and cultural forms in history. “Pluralism”, however, is possibly one of the major political matters and scholarly topics. Modernity and Globalization are indeed supposed to have increased the fragmentation of cultures on one side and increased the number of ethnic claims on the other side. Theoretically speaking, “culture” and “ethnicity” are far to be conceptual equivalents, although both are, to a certain extent, identity markers, shaped by political issues, historical conditions, ideological frameworks. This issue aims at bringing together a collection of research papers or conceptual essays exploring the vast array of theoretical and methodological questions addressed to the relationships between “cultural pluralism” and “ethnic diversity”, such as theoretical problems, political programs aiming at the recognition or on the contrary, the overlooking of human differences, national or regional perspectives on the characterization of the “ethnic”, qualitative and quantitative approaches of diversity (techniques, limits, prospects), contextualized strategic stances beneath ethnicity assignations and/or claims, (in) adequations between cultural and ethnic forms.
Prof. Dr. Lionel Obadia
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Diversity 2010, 2(6), 897-909; doi:10.3390/d2060897
Received: 8 April 2010; in revised form: 10 May 2010 / Accepted: 19 May 2010 / Published: 7 June 2010| Download PDF Full-text (206 KB)
Diversity 2010, 2(7), 959-972; doi:10.3390/d2070959
Received: 31 May 2010 / Accepted: 23 June 2010 / Published: 1 July 2010| Download PDF Full-text (127 KB)
Article: The Role of Volunteering in an Era of Cultural Transition: Can It Provide a Role Identity for Older People from Asian Cultures?
Diversity 2010, 2(8), 1048-1058; doi:10.3390/d2081048
Received: 21 June 2010; in revised form: 25 July 2010 / Accepted: 27 July 2010 / Published: 29 July 2010| Download PDF Full-text (123 KB)
Diversity 2010, 2(8), 1059-1084; doi:10.3390/d2081059
Received: 25 June 2010; in revised form: 22 July 2010 / Accepted: 23 July 2010 / Published: 5 August 2010| Download PDF Full-text (119 KB)
Diversity 2010, 2(9), 1097-1117; doi:10.3390/d2091097
Received: 1 April 2010; in revised form: 4 August 2010 / Accepted: 14 May 2010 / Published: 31 August 2010| Download PDF Full-text (330 KB) | Supplementary Files
Last update: 11 January 2011