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Multi-culture in Times of War

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Anthony Giddens Professor in Social Theory inaugural lecture

Date: Wednesday 10 May 2006
Time: 6.30pm
Venue
: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Professor Paul Gilroy
Chair: Howard Davies

Britain's 'multi-culturalism' was officially pronounced dead in July 2005. The speaker will explore elements of its afterlife. This lecture will discuss some ways of approaching the social and cultural life of Britain's diverse polity which do not derive from the currently influential idea that civilisations are in conflict. Arguments, on the one hand for the revival of empire and, on the other, for a new mode of assimilation, form the framework of Professor Gilroy's observations.

Professor Paul Gilroy is the first holder of the Anthony Giddens Professorship in Social Theory at LSE. He is best known for his work on racism, nationalism and ethnicity and his original approach to the history of the African Diaspora into the western hemisphere.

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.

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Multi-culture in Times of War| (PDF)

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