Ethnicity, Multiculturalism and Social Cohesion

Wednesday, July 16, 2014: 5:30 PM-7:20 PM
Room: Booth 54
RC41 Sociology of Population (host committee)

Language: English

Many countries have ethnic populations. These may be persons living in a country who were born in some other country, or persons who, though born in their country of residence, are different from the majority population in terms of their social, cultural or religious norms. Countries such as the UK and many in Europe have large segments of their populations consisting of overseas-born people; while countries such as China, Malaysia and Sri Lanka have distinct ethnic groups living in these countries for centuries. Some countries such as Australia and Canada have adopted policies of multiculturalism, and encourage integration rather than the complete assimilation of migrants. Social cohesion is an important consideration in adopting such policies. Papers concerning the demography of ethnic groups, as well as those dealing with the interactions between ethnicity, and multiculturalism, ethnicity and social cohesion or with all three would be welcome. While authors are encouraged to use quantitative data based on censuses, surveys or other sources, papers utilizing only qualitative data will also be considered.
Session Organizer:
Farhat YUSUF, The University of Sydney, Australia
Social Cohesion in Multi-Ethnic Community (Oral Presentation)
Eric FONG, University of Toronto, Canada

Unequal Identities: The Attainment of National Identity and Ethnic Identity Among Children of Immigrants in Canada (Oral Presentation)
Yujiro SANO, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada

Ethnic Diversity and Social Trust: The Role of Exposure in the Micro-Context (Oral Presentation)
Peter Thisted DINESEN, University of Copenhagen, Denmark; Kim Mannemar SØNDERSKOV, Aarhus University, Denmark

By Whom Do You Want Your Wallet to be Found in Ethnically Diverse Neighbourhoods? (Oral Presentation)
Jochem TOLSMA, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands; Tom VAN DER MEER, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

From Latin America to Spain, Migrants Trajectories of Integration in a Rural Province (Oral Presentation)
Jordi MARTÍNEZ-CALLAGHAN, Zaragoza University, Spain; Ana GIL-LACRUZ, Zaragoza University, Spain; Marta GIL-LACRUZ, Zaragoza University, Spain

Ribeirinho Communities: Identity and Social Cohesion in the Brazilian Amazon (Oral Presentation)
Raquel SOBRAL SANTOS, USP - Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil; Dan LEVY, University of Coimbra, Portugal

Contemporary Japanese Migration Process in Spain: Cultural Bounderies and Social Networks (Oral Presentation)
Jordi MARTÍNEZ-CALLAGHAN, Zaragoza University, Spain; Marta GIL-LACRUZ, Zaragoza University, Spain; Ana GIL-LACRUZ, Zaragoza University, Spain