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Last Talk: Good and Bad Diversity

I recently gave a talk on Good and Bad Diversity: The Crisis of Multiculturalism as a Crisis of Politics at the Reconfiguring Antiracism Conference, held at Deakin University, Melbourne (9-10 December 2013). This paper emerges from The Crises of Multiculturalism, the book I co-wrote with Gavan Titley in 2011 and ‘Post-race, Post-Politics’, the article I published in Ethnic and racial Studies in 2012 (Online First) and which is free to read until the end of 2013. I am now moving on to a new phase of research involving a number of strands – the transformation of race through digital communication networks and the challenge for internationalist antiracism (with Gavan Titley), the relationship between racism in public and public racism, and the silence about race in mainstream migration sociology. As I leave The Crises behind, I thought I’d share this audio of my last public talk in which this book figures. I can’t keep dining out on it forever (!), however its impact and the questions it opened up for me will continue through my work into the future. Watch this space…

Alana Lentin