FOCUS II

INCLUSION / EXCLUSION

The City for the Cultures of Peace devoted several major international symposia [i. e. Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (Paris, 1995), at UNESCO (Paris, 1997), and the University of Ottawa (Ottawa, 2004, 2010)] to the analysis of the multifaceted dimensions of these concepts. These conferences and subsequent publications also examined the dynamic of “inclusion/exclusion” at work in different contemporary societies. See Forums on the Cultures of Peace and Publications.

FOCUS II on ’« Inclusion/l’Exclusion » further develops the basic ideas inherent in the above-mentioned international conferences, seminars, and long-term research projects. The binary opposition in the title suggests that dualism marks the approach used to examine the phenomena associated with sociopolitical “inclusion” and “exclusion.” But the analysis of such dichotomies in the course of previous conferences and current research projects has uncovered both their positive and negative implications, revealing time and again the ways in which such binary oppositions can turn into conceptual traps.

CURRENT RESEARCH THEME AND PROJECT:

L’ANALYSE DES PARADIGMES MENANT DES IDENTITÉS ENRACINÉES AUX IDENTITÉS TRANSCULTURELLES DANS LE CONTEXTE DE LA GLOBALISATION COMME CONTRIBUTION À L’ÉTUDE DES DYNAMIQUES D’INCLUSION ET D’EXCLUSION. DIRECTOR: PATRICK IMBERT

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