Multiculturalism vs Interculturalism: Municipal Governance and Double Binds in the Era of Super-Diversity
Bob White, Associate Professor of Social Anthropology, University of Montreal
Bob W. White is professor in the Department of Anthropology and director of the Laboratory for Research on Intercultural Relations (LABRRI) at the University of Montréal. He is a member of several international research networks and has served as visiting professor at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris, at the University of Cheikh Anta Diop in Dakar and the Max Planck Institute in Gottingen. He has published extensively on popular culture, cultural policy and globalization, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. His current research focuses on intercultural practice and policy in increasingly diverse urban settings. In 2012 he created a multi-sectoral research partnership on intercultural dynamics in Montréal (“Montréal Ville Interculturelle’, SSHRC, 2012-2020) and since 2016 he is the coordinator of the Réseau des municipalités en immigration et relations interculturelles du Québec (RÉMIRI). In 2014 he published (with Lomomba Emongo) the first edited volume on the history of intercultural practice and policy in Québec (L’interculturel au Québec : rencontres historiques et enjeux politiques, Montréal: PUM). His most recent book is titled Intercultural Cities : Policy and Practice for a New Era (London : Palgrave McMillan) and he is currently working on a critical theory of intercultural communication.