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Not Feeling At Home: Migration, Belonging, and Nostalgia in Western Europe and the U.S.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012
6 PM
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall
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Jan Willem Duyvendak addresses prominent debates in Western Europe and the United States on themes as seemingly diverse as national identity and nostalgia, migration and integration, and gender relations and “caring communities.” At the most fundamental level, all of these debates deal with the right to belong and the ability to “feel at home.” Professor Duyvendak discusses what has happened to the “home feelings” of the majority under the gender revolution and increased mobility due to globalization. Duyvendak is professor of sociology at the University of Amsterdam and the author or editor of 10 books on urbanism, community development, and multiculturalism, including, most recently, The Politics of Home: Nostalgia and Belonging in Western Europe and the United States.

This event is sponsored by the Forum on Migration and Columbia’s Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race as part of the Migration, Race, and Ethnicity lecture series.

Feb 21 2012 - 6:00pm