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Global Diversities

Comparing Conviviality

Living with Difference in Casamance and Catalonia

Authors: Heil, Tilmann

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  • Observes that practices of belonging as well as ways of living with difference are  fragile constructs that have a serious impact on everyday sociality
    Includes a wide-ranging and critical review of theoretical and historical literature together with detailed accounts focused on practices of conviviality in public spaces
    Contains a specific attention to linguistic interaction 

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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. 

About the authors

Tilmann Heil is FWO [PEGASUS]² Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow at KU Leuven, Belgium,and is also affiliated to the National Museum (PPGAS) of the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Comparing Conviviality
Book Subtitle
Living with Difference in Casamance and Catalonia
Authors
Series Title
Global Diversities
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-34717-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-34717-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-34716-1
Series ISSN
2662-2580
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 349
Number of Illustrations
26 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
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