The Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften: EventsThursday, 08 July 2021, 11:00
Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften, Am Wingertsberg 4, 61348 Bad Homburg
Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften of Goethe University
»Why Newcomers Should Come First«
This talk explores the connection between migration as a social fact and theories of relational egalitarianism. The arrival of immigrants inherently raises questions of legitimacy of membership, and of relations between citizens and citizens and the state. Therefore, I argue that it is crucial that relational egalitarians do not treat migration as an anomaly within a supposedly closed community and instead theorize migration as an inherent aspect of democratic and relational equality. Further, I ask what migration processes can teach us about the observational strategies that relational egalitarianism can provide to social scientists, in order to make relational inequality tacit as a subject of social inquiry.
Closed online event. Please register in advance. Contact: Beate Sutterlüty (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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