Physical frontiers translate and change into subjective frontiers. The denial of permission to cross a border, is for a refugee or an exile, a symbolic act in defence of a certain identity. But first of all it is the denial of the inalienable right of human beings to travel freel
You could think that the question of identity has lost relevance in an ever more globalised and interconnected world. Indeed, it is not difficult to state that identities have become more fluid, ephemeral and unpredicta.
Multiculturalism has allowed ethnic minorities and immigrants not to be absorbed by dominant discourses. The struggle for recognition as has gained new forms.
How could Brexit affect the process recognition of ethnic minorities and the need for a greater cohesion between minorities and society in general? Claudio Chipana Gutiérrez It is becoming clearer and clearer that Brexit will contribute nothing to strengthening civil society, much less to greater integration of minorities. […]
On June 23rd British people will decide whether to stay in or to leave the European Union (EU). Whatever they decide, it will have an impact not solely in the UK but on the EU as a whole. Returning to a nineteenth-century model of nation-states with closed borders is a retrograde idea. We must make sure the wheel of history keeps turning forwards and doesn’t go into reverse. We must keep the European dream alive.
Islamophobia – that is the ideology according to which the biggest threat to Western society comes from Islam – affects all of us in one way or another, even in our daily life. Claudio Chipana G. Under the mantle of the fight against terrorism, Islamophobia has legitimacy. In […]