Heil, Tilmann ORCID: 0000-0001-9337-8448 (2020). Comparing Conviviality: Living with Difference in Casamance and Catalonia. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan.

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In a world where difference is often seen as a threat or challenge, Comparing Conviviality explores how people actually live in diverse societies. Based on a long-term ethnography of West Africans in both Senegal and Spain, this book proposes that conviviality is a commitment to difference, across ethnicities, languages, religions, and practices. Heil brings together longstanding histories, political projects, and everyday practices of living with difference. With a focus on neighbourhood life in Casamance, Senegal, and Catalonia, Spain - two equally complex regions - Comparing Conviviality depicts how Senegalese people skillfully negotiate and translate the intricacies of difference and power. In these lived African and European worlds, conviviality is ever temporary and changing. This book offers a textured, realist, yet hopeful understanding of difference, social change, power, and respect. It will be invaluable to students and scholars of African, migration, and diversity studies across anthropology, sociology, geography, political sciences, and law.

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CreatorsEmailORCIDORCID Put Code
Heil, Tilmanntilmann.heil@uni-koeln.deorcid.org/0000-0001-9337-844865525615
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-116801
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-34717-8
Series Name: Global Diversities
Date: 2020
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Place of Publication: Cham
Language: English
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Divisions: Global South Studies Center
Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Fächergruppe 4: Außereuropäische Sprachen, Kulturen und Gesellschaften > Institut für Ethnologie
Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Fächergruppe 6: Geschichte > Abteilung für Iberische und Lateinamerikanische Geschichte
Subjects: Social sciences
URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/11680


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