Conference Contribution Details
Mandatory Fields
Dorrity, Claire
The Origins, Complexities and Challenges of Superdiversity: Done Deal or Proceed with Caution?
Superdiversity Seminar Series: Seminar 1 - Exploring Superdiversity: A critical roundtable discussion
University College Cork
Oral Presentation
Optional Fields
This presentation explores the concept of ‘superdiversity’, how it emerged and what it represents. However, the paper also cautions to the ever-increasing and widening usage of the term and its failure to interrogate modes of privilege, precarity, and power. This paper argues that capturing and describing new urban and global complexities requires a focus on ‘transnational contentious spaces’ (Steinhilper, 2018), linking the lived and emotional experience of mobility with the relational qualities of space in host societies as a way of promoting solidarity, participation, and the political agency of migrants.