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“White Diversity”: Paradoxes of Deracializing Antidiscrimination

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Department of Philosophy, University of Lille, 59000 Lille, France
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Institut Convergences MIGRATIONS, Collège de France-CNRS, 75016 Paris, France
Soc. Sci. 2020, 9(4), 50; https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci9040050
Received: 8 January 2020 / Revised: 31 March 2020 / Accepted: 5 April 2020 / Published: 13 April 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Reshaping the World: Rethinking Borders)
This article questions, at its starting point, the theoretical and epistemic assumptions around the emergence of the concept of (super)diversity, hailed in a growing body of academic literature as marking a “diversity turn”. In the second part, it highlights the issues raised by the organizational applications of the diversity paradigm in three main policy domains: migration, urban planning, and antidiscrimination. Finally, emphasizing the development of white-centered diversity conceptions, particularly in the European and French contexts, it invites a closer look at the intertwining of scholarly and practical elaborations of the diversity frame by considering knowledge as practice. View Full-Text
Keywords: diversity; superdiversity; multiculture; critical diversity studies; racism; discrimination; diversity policies diversity; superdiversity; multiculture; critical diversity studies; racism; discrimination; diversity policies
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Doytcheva, M. “White Diversity”: Paradoxes of Deracializing Antidiscrimination. Soc. Sci. 2020, 9, 50.

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