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Paul Scholten Colloquium with Tariq Modood, Professor at the the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies at Bristol University and director of the University Research Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship.

Detail Summary
Date 16 October 2019
Time 12:00 - 13:00
Location Roeterseilandcampus - building A
Room A7.23 (faculty room)
Roeterseilandcampus - building A
Roeterseilandcampus - building A

Room A7.23 (faculty room)

Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
1018 WV Amsterdam

Abstract

Tariq Modood, Essays on Secularism and Multiculturalism. Rowman & Littlefield, 2019. 

In this collection of essays, Tariq Modood argues that to grasp the nature of the problem we have to see how Muslims have become a target of a cultural racism, Islamophobia. Yet, the problem is not just one of anti-racism but of an understanding of multicultural citizenship, of how minority identities, including those formed by race, ethnicity and religion, can be incorporated into national identities so all can have a sense of belonging together. This means that the tendency amongst some to exclude religious identities from public institutions and the re-making of national identities has to be challenged. Modood suggests that this can be done in a principled yet pragmatic way by drawing on Western Europe’s moderate political secularism and eschewing forms of secularism that offer religious groups a second-class citizenship.

Discussant:

Yolande Janssen, Senior Researcher at the department of philosophy  of the University of Amsterdam.

For more information please contact Roland Pierik (R.Pierik@uva.nl)