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The German philosopher Axel Honneth is well known for the outline of an influential theory in which he argues that ‘recognition’ is a crucial notion to conceptualise today’s struggles over identity and difference. In The Struggle for Recognition, recognition is analysed as a differentiated concept which encompasses the claims of love, the recognition of legal rights and the need for appreciation and solidarity. From Honneth’s point of view, a just society is a society in which everyone obtains self-realisation because one is (1) loved by elders, friends and partners; (2) legally respected and (3) socially esteemed. Since Honneth’s starting point is always the individual who can be recognised or misrecognised, we can examine to what extent Honneth’s theory remains adequate when arguing that ethno-cultural immigrant groups may request recognition as well. I will illustrate that Honneth is right to assert that by broadening the horizons of the respect and esteem dimensions a lot of collective claims can indeed be covered. However, I will also illustrate that his theory lacks a fourth dimension since it misses the point of people as fundamental decentralised beings.

In: Diversity and Turbulence in Contemporary Global Migration
Author: Andreea Udrea

This article discusses the retreat from multiculturalism in Europe. It questions whether the crisis of multiculturalism has had any impact on the accommodation of national minorities and/or ethnic groups. It opens with an interview with the former OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities, Knut Vollebaek, which is followed by commentaries of four leading scholars: Will Kymlicka, Keith Banting, Tariq Modood and Jennifer Jackson-Preece. Ambassador Vollebaek argues that the crisis of multiculturalism only affects immigrants, and although the rights of national minorities are well protected, it may eventually undermine these rights. In their commentary, Kymlicka and Banting disagree with the view that the backlash against immigration threatens the rights of national minorities. Ambassador Vollebaek also supports the view that more inclusive policies targeting the members of minority groups are necessary. Modood and Jackson-Preece agree, and in their responses discuss how current arrangements could be modified or expanded to become more inclusive.

In: European Yearbook of Minority Issues Online
Identities, Spaces, and Hierarchies of the Chinese in the Cuban Republic
In Contested Community, the authors analyze the Chinese immigrant community in Cuba between the years 1900–1968. While popular literature of the era portrayed the diasporic group as a closed, inassimilable ethnic enclave, closer inspection instead reveals numerous economic, political, and ethnic divisions. As with all organizations, asymmetrical power relations permeated Havana’s Barrio Chino and the larger Chinese Cuban community. The authors of Contested Community use difficult-to-access materials from Cuba’s national archive to offer a unique and insightful interpretation of a little-understood immigrant group.
Identity Transformations in Post-Roman and Early Medieval Dalmatia
Author: Danijel Dzino
Late antique identities from the Western Balkans were transformed into new, Slavic identities after c. 600 AD. It was a process that is still having continuous impact on the discursive constructions of ethnic and regional identities in the area. Building on the new ways of reading and studying available sources from late antiquity and the early Middle Ages, the book explores the appearance of the Croats in early medieval Dalmatia (the southern parts of modern-day Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina). The appearance of the early medieval Croat identity is seen as a part of the wider process of identity-transformations in post-Roman Europe, the ultimate result of the identity-negotiation between the descendants of the late antique population and the immigrant groups.
In a situation of growing interest in the religion of migrants, there are still few publications dealing with pentecostal and charismatic Christians from the global South and the churches they have been starting all over Europe. This ground-breaking study, based on extensive interviews conducted during a nine-year research period encompassing more than 100 churches, describes how pentecostal /charismatic migrant pastors live out their pastoral role, how they construct their missionary biographies, and how they conceptualize and practice evangelism. The result is a comprehensive portrait of an immigrant group which does not define itself as victimized and in need of assistance, but as expatriate agents with a clear calling and a vision to change the continent they now live in.
In no part of the world today is the concept of intercultural exchange a novelty, and in many parts of the world it has even been a long tradition. Nevertheless, recent globalization forces have combined to accelerate many aspects of migration and intercultural confrontation. As a result, we see an emerging world society in which intercultural mixing and conflict are salient characteristics, rather than being exceptional situations or embryonic phases of societal development. The need for intercultural education and for intercultural dialogue in various forms has become universal. All people have an obligation to participate in- and take responsibility for- world peace, balanced sustainable development, and democratic dialogue to create “the capacity to live together.” Persistent and increasingly complex patterns of population movement, with all of the societal ramifications that accompany them, demand consideration of ways in which different societies respond to issues of intercultural education and dialogue, both historically and currently.
Interculturalism, Society and Education contains contributions that explore comparative and international case studies ranging from accounts of educational problems impacting specific immigrant groups in Europe, socio-educational programs and projects in Africa and Asia, comparative analyses of “citizenship education” issues in selected countries, and a global overview of different patterns of the interculturalism-society-education nexus. This volume offers a sampling of the multiplicity of intercultural forms around the world, useful for policy-makers and educators across the spectrum of institutions and organizations that strive to open paths for positive intercultural exchange through education.

between different religious groups. This article explores the impact of immigration on the religiosity of various immigrant groups in the Republic of Cyprus (RoC) with a comparative focus on immigrants from Syria, Russia, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka. It is the first attempt to explore this issue in the

In: Journal of Religion in Europe
Author: Elizabeth Craig

Rights in Europe? Elizabeth Craig * Lecturer in Law, University of Sussex, UK Abstract Th is article considers some of the debates that have taken place in recent years about the Framework Convention’s potential application to ‘new minorities’ or ‘immigrantgroups. It explores the rele- vance of the

In: International Journal on Minority and Group Rights
Author: Zhe Ji

organization of Chinese Buddhist-themed practices in France. Each of these patterns prioritizes a main globalization linkage, respectively an ethnolinguistic immigrant group, a transnational organizational system, and information technology. This will be followed a discussion of the interactions between

In: Review of Religion and Chinese Society
Author: Claudia Roesch

strong force impeding assimilation. Park and Bogardus held similar views on the necessity of assimilation and on the possibility to assess different immigrant groups according to how difficult they appeared to assimilate. Differences in the Chicago and Los Angeles approaches to immigration might be

In: Journal of Migration History