Prof. Dr. Boris Nieswand
The "Migration and Diversity" team takes a reflexive and ethnographic approach to migration and diversity.
By reflexivity we seek to understand social processes and orders of knowledge by which persons obtain their knowledge of migration and diversity. For example: which social circumstances lead to the perception of migration as a problem of integration, instead of something else?
Ethnography asks how things are done in everyday life and what the contexts in which people live their lives look like. It is less interested in how attributes are distributed in society or which general accounts people give of themselves, their identity or attitudes.
The team co-organizes the interdisciplinary research network UnKUT – Undisciplined Knowledge at the University of Tübingen
- How do threats affect social life in heterogeneous urban districts?
- How does the inclusion of forced migrants work in small towns and villages?
- What role do notions of morality play in the perception of social differences and inequality?
- How do people justify critique towards orders of migration and/or gender relations, and what consequences does this have on social life?
Threat and Diversity in Urban Contexts
A cross-border comparison of ethnically heterogeneous and unequal neighborhoods
Sub-project of the SFB 923 "Threatened Order - Societies under Stress"
Refugee Shelters: Between modus vivendi and Threatened Order
Associated project of the SFB 923 "Threatened Order - Societies under Stress"