The topics addressed in this book varies from issues in multicultural society to scholarship. In fourteen short essays the authors discuss crucial topics, including (personal sociology, arts, policy making, creolisation, diaspora communities, minority empowerment, political exclusion, homemaking, practice of science). This liber amicorum offers a unique collection of essays that opens a fresh window for everybody interested in multicultural societies, history, arts and social science. The contributions to this book represents a fine scholarship dealing with contemporary issues in society and academia.
Contributors include: Peter A.G. van Bergeijk, Frank Bovenkerk, Miriela G.L. Carolina, Gürkan Çelik, Chan E.S. Choenni, Hans Crebas, Jaswina Elahi, Frits van Engeldorp Gastelaars, Roshni Ganpat, Halleh Ghorashi, Wiren Gowricharn, Rosemarijn Hoefte, Saira Jahangir-Abdoelrahman, Michiel van Kempen, Slawomir Magala, Brij Maharaj, Rinus Penninx, Artie Ramsodit, Hans Ramsoedh, Sandra Trienekens, Wilfred Uunk, and Tanya Wijngaarde.
Jaswina Elahi, (PhD), is social researcher. Her expertise compromise digital culture, social inequality, cultural development and citizenship. Currently she is working on a book about hindustanis in Dutch colonial history.
Sandra Trienekens, (PhD), held positions at various universities in the Netherlands and the UK. From 2007 to 2011, she was Professor of Citizenship and Cultural Dynamics at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences of Amsterdam, after which she committed full-time to the research agency Urban Paradoxes, that which she founded in 2004.
Hans Ramsoedh, historian (PhD), worked as a staff member at faculty of Education of the HAN University of Applied Sciences in Arnhem (1990-2016), ). He regularly writes about the contemporary history of Suriname and the Caribbean. His latest book is Surinaams Onbehagen. Een sociale en politieke geschiedenis van Suriname 1865 – 2015 (Verloren, 2018).
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Part 1: Personal Sociology, Idealism, and Leadership
2 On Personal Sociology
3 Placidity: The Real Spiritual Infrastructure for Leadership
Frits van Engeldorp Gastelaars
4 The Retreat of Idealism: Rethinking Engagement within Polarized Societies
5 Oh My Dismal, Dismal, Science!
Peter A. G. van Bergeijk
Part 2: Public Debate in Multicultural Society
6 The Promotiekamer: An Instrument in the Dutch Public Debate
7 Blood, Sweat, and Footnotes
8 On the Use of Dutch "Slaaf" and "Totslaafgemaakte"
Michiel van Kempen
Part 3: Migration, Integration, and Chances for Inclusive Policy
9 We Are Not That Different: A Closer Look at Migrant and Non-Migrant Cultural Attitudes in the Netherlands
10 "Integration While Preserving Your Own Culture and Identity"? Looking Back at the Framing of the Migrant's Culture and Identity in Integration Policies in the Netherlands Nineteenth-Century China
11 Slow Change, No Catharsis
12 Conditions for Label Change in a Public Dialogue about Inclusive Public Service
13 Peacekeeping in Holland 2001-2010. The Organization of Dutch Policy in the Light of the Polarization around Muslims
Part 4: The Multicultural Society in Suriname and in Caribbean SIDs
14 Modernity and the Middle Class in Late Colonial Paramaribo
15 Creolization and Creole Hassle in Segmented Suriname
16 UFOs over Suriname: The Reception of an American Mythology
17 The Promotiekamer Suriname-Nederland: Intellectual Capacity Building
18 Encouraging Brain Gain in the Caribbean SIDs
Miriëla G. L. Carolina
Part 5: Diaspora Communities
19 The Turkish Diaspora in The Netherlands
20 Reflections on the Trials and Tribulations of the Indentured Diaspora
21 East Indians and Political Exclusion: The Case of Fiji, Guyana, and Suriname
Chan E. S. Choenni
Part 6: Homemaking
22 Homemaking of the Second Generation
Roshni Ganpat and Wiren Gowricharn
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