Interview with sociologist Steven Vertovec about migration – culture

The American social scientist, ethnologist and religious studies scholar Steven Vertovec considers the ever-increasing diversity of modern societies to be the most significant social process of our time. He was a professor in Oxford before becoming founding director of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Multireligious and Multiethnic Societies in Göttingen. In 2007, he coined a key term in contemporary social theory that is gradually finding its way into everyday language: “superdiversity”. And “superdiversity” is now also the title of his new book, which has just been published, in which he argues for a radical rethinking of migration issues – against the general trend towards isolation based on identity politics.

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