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Superdiversity

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Superdiversity (also written as super-diversity) refers to two major changes occurring across the world after the end of the Cold War: (a) new patterns of migration causing demographc changes, and (b) the emerging internet and its generalized spread, influencing all aspects of social, cultural and economic life.

Londoners on Brexit

Article
Nando Sigona
13/12/2019
4 minutes to read

Nando Sigona (Birmingham University) argues that London is a EU capital and its superdiversity offers a more welcoming space for EU citizens than elsewhere in Europe. 

hashtags of belonging

#iamstaying and #wewontmove: two hashtags of belonging

Column
Ana Deumert
31/10/2019
7 minutes to read

Hashtags such as #iamstaying and #wewontmove articulate distinct semiotics and politics of belonging, ranging from nostalgic memorywork to calls for resistance and revolution. Ana Deumert reflects on the South African context.

hurricane dorian, sharpiegate, immigration, media

Hurricane Dorian: Making news out of breaking news

Article
Vinicio Ntouvlis
05/11/2019
11 minutes to read

A breaking-news event like Hurricane Dorian can stir up public debate on political and social issues through its media coverage. In this case study, we examine how both mainstream and "new" media played a role in shaping such debates around Dorian.

nation of immigrants, nation of laws

A Nation of Immigrants or a Nation of Laws?

Column
Rosalyn Negrón
30/09/2019
8 minutes to read

The very American phrase "nation of immigrants, nation of laws" now characterizes very different and polarized Americas.

brexit, migration, EU, breaking up families, nationality, boris johnson

How EU families in Britain are coping with Brexit uncertainty

Column
Nando Sigona
10/09/2019
5 minutes to read

Brexit is usually thought of in terms of the nation and the EU. Less attention is spent on the impact of the Brexit negotations on mixed families and the uncertainty it creates.