Super-diversity Discourse

Karel Arnaut, Max Spotti

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionaryScientificpeer-review

Abstract

Superdiversity discourse is a relatively new, primarily academic discourse whose increasing presence in the domains of social work, institutional policy, urban and national politics, and the media is signaling a rapidly growing uptake, albeit one that is disciplinarily fragmented and geographically unevenly spread. Arguably, superdiversity's uptake suggests that its discourse is catching the imagination of the humanities and social sciences as a recognizably productive and auspiciously novel vantage point, which sits comfortably with certain explicitly postcolonial anthropological and sociolinguistic takes on diversity and identity, as well as with more recent diversity-related shifts or “turns” toward (among other things) complexity and translocality—urban, digital, and so on. After presenting the notion of superdiversity, exploring its conceptual umwelt (environment) and its uptake, most prominently in sociolinguistics, this article turns to the future prospects and perceived dangers surrounding the discourse of superdiversity.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe International Encyclopedia of Language and Social Interaction
EditorsCornelia Ilie, Karen Tracy, Todd Sandel
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd
Pages1-7
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)1118611101
ISBN (Print)9781118611104
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Apr 2015

Fingerprint

discourse
sociolinguistics
national politics
social work
social science
imagination

Keywords

  • discourse
  • Superdiversity
  • sociolinguistics
  • diaspora
  • cultural studies

Cite this

Arnaut, K., & Spotti, M. (2015). Super-diversity Discourse. In C. Ilie, K. Tracy, & T. Sandel (Eds.), The International Encyclopedia of Language and Social Interaction (pp. 1-7). John Wiley & Sons Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118611463.wbielsi138
Arnaut, Karel ; Spotti, Max. / Super-diversity Discourse. The International Encyclopedia of Language and Social Interaction. editor / Cornelia Ilie ; Karen Tracy ; Todd Sandel. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 2015. pp. 1-7
@inbook{bcf2b7d2ec2e4ece96afac7a2ffec063,
title = "Super-diversity Discourse",
abstract = "Superdiversity discourse is a relatively new, primarily academic discourse whose increasing presence in the domains of social work, institutional policy, urban and national politics, and the media is signaling a rapidly growing uptake, albeit one that is disciplinarily fragmented and geographically unevenly spread. Arguably, superdiversity's uptake suggests that its discourse is catching the imagination of the humanities and social sciences as a recognizably productive and auspiciously novel vantage point, which sits comfortably with certain explicitly postcolonial anthropological and sociolinguistic takes on diversity and identity, as well as with more recent diversity-related shifts or “turns” toward (among other things) complexity and translocality—urban, digital, and so on. After presenting the notion of superdiversity, exploring its conceptual umwelt (environment) and its uptake, most prominently in sociolinguistics, this article turns to the future prospects and perceived dangers surrounding the discourse of superdiversity.",
keywords = "discourse, Superdiversity, sociolinguistics, diaspora, cultural studies",
author = "Karel Arnaut and Max Spotti",
year = "2015",
month = "4",
day = "27",
doi = "10.1002/9781118611463.wbielsi138",
language = "English",
isbn = "9781118611104",
pages = "1--7",
editor = "Ilie, {Cornelia } and Tracy, {Karen } and Todd Sandel",
booktitle = "The International Encyclopedia of Language and Social Interaction",
publisher = "John Wiley & Sons Ltd",

}

Arnaut, K & Spotti, M 2015, Super-diversity Discourse. in C Ilie, K Tracy & T Sandel (eds), The International Encyclopedia of Language and Social Interaction. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, pp. 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118611463.wbielsi138

Super-diversity Discourse. / Arnaut, Karel; Spotti, Max.

The International Encyclopedia of Language and Social Interaction. ed. / Cornelia Ilie; Karen Tracy; Todd Sandel. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 2015. p. 1-7.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionaryScientificpeer-review

TY - CHAP

T1 - Super-diversity Discourse

AU - Arnaut, Karel

AU - Spotti, Max

PY - 2015/4/27

Y1 - 2015/4/27

N2 - Superdiversity discourse is a relatively new, primarily academic discourse whose increasing presence in the domains of social work, institutional policy, urban and national politics, and the media is signaling a rapidly growing uptake, albeit one that is disciplinarily fragmented and geographically unevenly spread. Arguably, superdiversity's uptake suggests that its discourse is catching the imagination of the humanities and social sciences as a recognizably productive and auspiciously novel vantage point, which sits comfortably with certain explicitly postcolonial anthropological and sociolinguistic takes on diversity and identity, as well as with more recent diversity-related shifts or “turns” toward (among other things) complexity and translocality—urban, digital, and so on. After presenting the notion of superdiversity, exploring its conceptual umwelt (environment) and its uptake, most prominently in sociolinguistics, this article turns to the future prospects and perceived dangers surrounding the discourse of superdiversity.

AB - Superdiversity discourse is a relatively new, primarily academic discourse whose increasing presence in the domains of social work, institutional policy, urban and national politics, and the media is signaling a rapidly growing uptake, albeit one that is disciplinarily fragmented and geographically unevenly spread. Arguably, superdiversity's uptake suggests that its discourse is catching the imagination of the humanities and social sciences as a recognizably productive and auspiciously novel vantage point, which sits comfortably with certain explicitly postcolonial anthropological and sociolinguistic takes on diversity and identity, as well as with more recent diversity-related shifts or “turns” toward (among other things) complexity and translocality—urban, digital, and so on. After presenting the notion of superdiversity, exploring its conceptual umwelt (environment) and its uptake, most prominently in sociolinguistics, this article turns to the future prospects and perceived dangers surrounding the discourse of superdiversity.

KW - discourse

KW - Superdiversity

KW - sociolinguistics

KW - diaspora

KW - cultural studies

UR - http://www.amazon.com/International-Encyclopedia-Language-Social-Interaction/dp/1118611101

U2 - 10.1002/9781118611463.wbielsi138

DO - 10.1002/9781118611463.wbielsi138

M3 - Entry for encyclopedia/dictionary

SN - 9781118611104

SP - 1

EP - 7

BT - The International Encyclopedia of Language and Social Interaction

A2 - Ilie, Cornelia

A2 - Tracy, Karen

A2 - Sandel, Todd

PB - John Wiley & Sons Ltd

ER -

Arnaut K, Spotti M. Super-diversity Discourse. In Ilie C, Tracy K, Sandel T, editors, The International Encyclopedia of Language and Social Interaction. John Wiley & Sons Ltd. 2015. p. 1-7 https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118611463.wbielsi138