04 Feb '11, 10am
Exp @DrMarranci: Between Integration, Assimilation, and Affirmation: Muslims in Singapore - Event
Discussing the reality of Muslim communities as minorities starting from an epistemological deconstruction of the complexity behind concepts such as minority, integration, and identity. The discussion then moves to focus upon the differences existing between models of integration/assimilation in some European countries and the specific approach in Singapore. In doing so, the paper suggests that the reality of integration is a complex dynamic and based on systems instead of a social monolithic abstract entity by which one community may simply measured on an integration/assimilation scale through symbolic determinism.