Heil, Tilmann ORCID: 0000-0001-9337-8448 (2019). Conviviality on the brink. Working Paper.

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Current academic usages of the notion of conviviality often carry a normative connotation in which it is opposed to tension and conflict. Instead, I propose to use conviviality as an analytical term. This everyday living together is characterized by tensions, contradictions, and inconsistencies that complicate abstract theorization and the use of clearly defined concepts whose role is, as Stuart Hall once suggested, to give us a good night’s rest by feigning a stability we long for. If conviviality is, as I suggest, understood as a notion that embraces the inconsistencies, multiplicities, and complexities of new urban ways, I inquire into the emerging relationalities between recently-arrived Senegalese and their social context in Rio de Janeiro under the impact of multiple hierarchical orders, including race, origin, education, and class.

Item Type: Preprints, Working Papers or Reports (Working Paper)
CreatorsEmailORCIDORCID Put Code
Heil, Tilmanntilmann.heil@uni-koeln.deorcid.org/0000-0001-9337-844865534337
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-116873
Journal or Publication Title: Mecila Working Papers 14
Date: 2019
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/11687


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