Centre for Research in Communication and Culture


13 February 2019

Professor Floya Anthias - Fixities and fluidities: the problem of categories of difference

Presented By CRCC Seminar Series
  • 1:00-2:00pm
  • U1.22 Brockington Building

About this event

Abstract:  In this paper I address the issue of social categorisations of difference and identity in terms of their commonalities and differences at both an abstract and a more concrete level of analysis.  I pay particular attention to categories of ‘ethnos’ and gender. I explore the move away from fixities of these categories on the one hand and the concomitant reinforcement of these fixities within the politics of difference. The paper develops a way of connecting these forms of boundary and hierarchy making through a translocational heuristic.

Bio: Professor Floya Anthias has researched and published extensively in the field of ethnic and gender studies. Her work spans the following areas: theorising gender, race and class; new approaches to social stratification; ethnic minorities in the labour market; ethnic small entrepreneurship in Britain; ethnic minority women; exclusion and identity amongst British born Cypriots and Asians; self-employment of women; diasporic relationships and the Cypriot diaspora.