UNU-GCM launches its first research programme

  • 2013•04•05

    Both experts highlighted the importance of examining prevalent discourses in this field, through enhanced attention to the terminologies and vocabularies on migration and cultural difference that are commonly used within the media. Dr. Santamaría stressed the importance of thinking in the plural and unpacking the multiplicities of referents that lie hidden within terms such as  ‘diversity.’ Ms. Onghena noted that culture is not a normative concept, since it relies for its existence on the ‘other’ who is different. She called for terms that address a new reality, whereby political co-opting to control cultural diversity can be resisted.

    Salient aspects of this Dialogue will be available online soon in the form of a short film.